William Longley (1890 - 1962)

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William Longley
1890 - 1962
updated February 06, 2019
William Longley was born on December 23, 1890. He died in September 1962 at 71 years of age. We know that William Longley had been residing in New York.

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William Longley died in September 1962 at 71 years old. He was born on December 23, 1890. There is no information about William's family or relationships. We know that William Longley had been residing in New York.
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In 1890, in the year that William Longley was born, on July 3rd, Idaho became the 43rd state in the United States. On July 10th, Wyoming became the 44th state.

In 1924, at the age of 34 years old, William was alive when 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 1933, he was 43 years old when on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1942, at the age of 52 years old, William was alive when on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

In 1962, in the year of William Longley's passing, lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

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Richard v Longley
Jun 1, 1914 - Nov 18, 1993
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Emma Longley
Nov 25, 1906 - Aug 11, 1993
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Elaine C Longley
May 18, 1925 - Aug 28, 1990
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Jun 5, 1920 - Aug 12, 2000
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Arthur Longley
Jun 6, 1892 - January 1986
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Hector E Longley
Feb 8, 1926 - Aug 4, 2004
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Frank Longley
Nov 26, 1928 - February 1984
Lloyd E Longley
Feb 12, 1920 - Feb 27, 2000
Orlando, FL
Gertrude Longley
Jul 7, 1882 - March 1965
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Charles S Longley
Feb 24, 1924 - Oct 2, 1998
Atlanta, GA
J Longley
May 26, 1937 - Feb 15, 1993
Alice Longley
Feb 3, 1884 - August 1973
Fairfield, CT
Mary G Longley
May 26, 1907 - Dec 1, 1994
Las Vegas, NV
Velma M Longley
Jan 27, 1913 - October 1988
Beulah E Longley
Dec 12, 1916 - Sep 12, 1993
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