William Langer (1914 - 1978)

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William Langer
1914 - 1978
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February 18, 1914
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November 1978
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Harborcreek, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16421
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William Langer was born on February 18, 1914. He died in November 1978 at 64 years old. We know that William Langer had been residing in Harborcreek, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16421.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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William Langer passed away in November 1978 at 64 years old. He was born on February 18, 1914. There is no information about William's surviving family. We know that William Langer had been residing in Harborcreek, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16421.

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In 1914, in the year that William Langer was born, in only his second big-screen appearance, Charlie Chaplin played the Little Tramp, his most famous character. The silent film was made in January and released the following year. Of the character, Chaplin said: "On the way to the wardrobe I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. I wanted everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large." The moustache was added to age his 24-year-old face without masking his expressions.

In 1947, William was 33 years old when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1954, William was 40 years old when 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 1969, William was 55 years old when on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

In 1978, in the year of William Langer's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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