William M Whilden (1908 - 1987)

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Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida

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1908 - In the year that William M Whilden was born, unemployment in the U.S. was at 8.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 2 cents while the population in the United States was 88,710,000. The world population was almost 4.4 billion.

1918 - William was just 10 years old when on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

1937 - When he was 29 years old, on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

1975 - At the age of 67 years old, William was alive when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

1987 - In the year of William M Whilden's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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William M Whilden died on October 21, 1987 at 79 years old. There is no known cause of death for William. He was born on July 20, 1908. We have no information about William's family. We know that William M Whilden had been residing in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.

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