William Mccoy (1893 - 1966)

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William Mccoy
1893 - 1966
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September 23, 1893
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May 1966
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16510
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William Mccoy was born on September 23, 1893. He died in May 1966 at age 72. We know that William Mccoy had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16510.
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William Mccoy passed away in May 1966 at 72 years of age. He was born on September 23, 1893. We have no information about William's surviving family. We know that William Mccoy had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16510.

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In 1893, in the year that William Mccoy was born, on May 5th, a crash on the New York Stock Exchange started a depression that lasted 4 years. It was the beginning of the Panic of 1893.

In 1920, he was 27 years old when speakeasies replaced saloons as the center of social activity. After the 18th Amendment was ratified and selling alcohol became illegal, saloons closed and speakeasies took their place. Speakeasies, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, were "so called because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors". There were a lot of them and they were very popular. And where saloons often prohibited women, they were encouraged at speakeasies because of the added profits.

In 1932, at the age of 39 years old, William was alive when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1944, he was 51 years old when on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1966, in the year of William Mccoy's passing, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

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