William Mckinley Bowers Jr (1943 - 2000)

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Houston National Cemetery
Section M1 Site 1489,
10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Tx

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Branch of service: Us Air Force
Rank attained: SGT
Wars/Conflicts: Vietnam

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Mckinley

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1943 - In the year that William Mckinley Bowers Jr was born, on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

1962 - At the age of 19 years old, William was alive when on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

1975 - He was 32 years old 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.

1983 - By the time he was 40 years old, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

1998 - When he was 55 years old, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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William Mckinley Bowers Jr passed away on October 10, 2000 at 57 years old. There is no listed cause of death for William. He was buried in Houston National Cemetery Section M1 Site 1489, Houston, Tx. He was born on January 15, 1943. We have no information about William's family or relationships.

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