William L Keefer (1929 - 1989)

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William L Keefer
1929 - 1989
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August 12, 1929
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April 17, 1989
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Chillicothe, Peoria County, Illinois 61523
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William L Keefer was born on August 12, 1929. He died on April 17, 1989 at age 59. We know that William L Keefer had been residing in Chillicothe, Peoria County, Illinois 61523.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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William L Keefer passed away on April 17, 1989 at age 59. He was born on August 12, 1929. We are unaware of information about William's family. We know that William L Keefer had been residing in Chillicothe, Peoria County, Illinois 61523.

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In 1929, in the year that William L Keefer was born, on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

In 1939, he was just 10 years old when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1950, by the time he was 21 years old, on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

In 1970, William was 41 years old when on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

In 1989, in the year of William L Keefer's passing, on January 20th, George Herbert Walker Bush became the 41st President of the United States. Previously Ronald Regan's Vice President, he ran against Michael Dukakis and won the popular vote by 53.4% to 45.6%.

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