William L Bowles (1924 - 1983)

William L Bowles
1924 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
William L Bowles was born on December 14, 1924. He died on December 10, 1983 at age 58.
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William L Bowles died on December 10, 1983 at age 58. He was born on December 14, 1924. We are unaware of information about William's family or relationships.
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In 1924, in the year that William L Bowles was born, Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1938, when he was merely 14 years old, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1945, at the age of 21 years old, William was alive when on May 7th, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Jewell Ridge Coal Corp. v. United Mine Workers of America. The Court ruled that the underground travel time of coal miners was compensable work time under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

In 1954, by the time he was 30 years old, on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1983, in the year of William L Bowles's passing, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

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c. 1900 - Mar 23, 1941
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c. 1892 - Oct 20, 1916
c. 1898 - Dec 13, 1918
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c. 1900 - Aug 22, 1918
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c. 1910 - Apr 9, 1941
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c. 1893 - Oct 16, 1918
c. 1900 - Sep 7, 1941
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Jun 3, 1917 - Jun 15, 1989
Aug 2, 1892 - May 1963
Sep 14, 1896 - October 1972
Dec 22, 1907 - Aug 20, 1994
Sep 20, 1958 - Aug 7, 2009
Jan 14, 1895 - November 1976
Aug 25, 1913 - November 1974
Feb 16, 1902 - September 1986
Mar 26, 1901 - July 1972
Dec 31, 1960 - Nov 13, 1996
Dec 9, 1909 - Jul 16, 1997
Jan 14, 1895 - February 1974
Oct 3, 1963 - May 24, 2009
Dec 7, 1949 - January 1991
May 21, 1946 - March 1985
Feb 11, 1952 - Jul 11, 2006
Apr 7, 1903 - October 1968
Nov 29, 1910 - Mar 10, 2008
Nov 20, 1898 - March 1967
Jul 23, 1913 - Sep 10, 2007

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Mar 20, 1926 - Apr 25, 2011
Apr 4, 1917 - May 1977
Dec 18, 1918 - February 1985
Jul 29, 1921 - January 1971
Mar 31, 1918 - Aug 15, 1994
Oct 25, 1921 - July 1978
Apr 20, 1918 - Feb 18, 1995
Oct 10, 1917 - August 1975
Dec 1, 1903 - June 1983
Apr 14, 1920 - October 1971
Aug 10, 1923 - Jul 9, 2010
May 10, 1921 - April 1982
Oct 2, 1912 - February 1974
Feb 4, 1923 - Aug 8, 2004
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