William Kyle Irvine (1900 - 1959)

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William Kyle Irvine
1900 - 1959
Born
1900
Mooroopna, Australia
Death
1959
Moor, Australia
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Mooroopna, Australia
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William Kyle Irvine was born in 1900 in Mooroopna, Australia. He was born to George Hatton Irvine and Isabella Jane (Brown) Irvine. He died in 1959 in Moor, Australia at age 59.
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William Kyle Irvine died in 1959 in Moor, Australia at age 59. He was born in 1900 in Mooroopna, Australia. He was born to George Hatton Irvine and Isabella Jane (Brown) Irvine.

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In 1900, in the year that William Kyle Irvine was born, the U.S. helped put down Boxer Rebellion. The Boxer Rebellion took place in China, where the presence of "outsiders" (foreigners) was resented. The United States, along with Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and Russia, had business interests in China and these countries all sent troops to put down the Rebellion and keep China open to their presence and to Christian missionaries.

In 1920, he was 20 years old when the Volstead Act became law. Formally called the National Prohibition Act, the Volstead Act enabled law enforcement agencies to carry out the 18th Amendment. It said that "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, or furnish any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act" and defined intoxicating liquor as any beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

In 1931, at the age of 31 years old, William was alive when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1949, he was 49 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1959, in the year of William Kyle Irvine's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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