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William Montague (1889 - 1970)

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William Montague
1889 - 1970
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August 5, 1889
Death
July 1970
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Washington, District of Columbia County, District Of Columbia 20002
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William Montague was born on August 5, 1889. He died in July 1970 at age 80. We know that William Montague had been residing in Washington, District of Columbia County, District Of Columbia 20002.
Updated: November 13, 2011
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William Montague passed away in July 1970 at age 80. He was born on August 5, 1889. We are unaware of information about William's family. We know that William Montague had been residing in Washington, District of Columbia County, District Of Columbia 20002.
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In 1889, in the year that William Montague was born, on March 4th, Benjamin Harrison became the 23rd President of the United States. His grandfather, William Henry Harrison, was the 9th President of the United States. His father, John Scott Harrison - son of William Henry - was in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In 1896, he was just 7 years old when on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

In 1909, when he was 20 years old, the New York Times published the first movie review. It was a report on D.W. Griffith's movie "Pippa Passes" also called "The Song of Conscience", a silent film. The review said that this work was moving away from "lurid material that attracted the wrath of censors and concerned citizens and toward more respectable ends. The movie was the story of a young female factory worker, on her day off, wandering and singing - thus changing the hearts of those around her towards good.

In 1915, by the time he was 26 years old, the Superior Court in Fulton County Georgia accepted the charter for the establishment of the new Ku Klux Klan, succeeding the Klan that flourished in the South in the late 1800's. This iteration of the Klan adopted white clothing and used many of the code words from the first Klan, adding cross burnings and mass marches in an attempt to intimidate others.

In 1970, in the year of William Montague's passing, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

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