William Luther Brooks

(1921 - 2008)

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William Luther Brooks
1921 - 2008
Born
June 30, 1921
Death
July 31, 2008
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Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 32210
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William Luther Brooks was born on June 30, 1921. He died on July 31, 2008 at 87 years old. We know that William Luther Brooks had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 32210.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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William Luther Brooks passed away on July 31, 2008 at 87 years old. He was born on June 30, 1921. There is no information about William's family or relationships. We know that William Luther Brooks had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 32210.

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In 1921, in the year that William Luther Brooks was born, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1946, he was 25 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1950, William was 29 years old when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1973, William was 52 years old when on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

In 1995, when he was 74 years old, on May 19th, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil - before 9/11 - took place in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown - killing 68 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying one-third of the building. The most disturbing images were of children - a daycare center was hit by the bomb. The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism ever, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier were convicted of the bombing.

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