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William O Posten (1951 - 2007)

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William O Posten
1951 - 2007
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May 5, 1951
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May 13, 2007
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Uniontown, Stark County, Ohio 44685
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William O Posten was born on May 5, 1951. He died on May 13, 2007 at 56 years old. We know that William O Posten had been residing in Uniontown, Stark County, Ohio 44685.
Updated: October 8, 2011
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William O Posten died on May 13, 2007 at 56 years old. He was born on May 5, 1951. We have no information about William's family or relationships. We know that William O Posten had been residing in Uniontown, Stark County, Ohio 44685.
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In 1951, in the year that William O Posten was born, on February 27th, the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution (which limited the number of terms a president may serve to two) was ratified by 36 states, making it a part of the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment was both a reaction to the 4 term Roosevelt presidency and also the recognition of a long-standing tradition in American politics.

In 1963, when he was just 12 years old, on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1976, at the age of 25 years old, William was alive when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1980, at the age of 29 years old, William was alive when on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

In 1990, William was 39 years old when on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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