William Oliver Phillips

(1899 - 1931)

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William Oliver Phillips
1899 - 1931
Born
1899
Long Gully, Australia
Death
1931
Bendigo, Australia
Last Known Residence
Long Gully, Australia
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William Oliver Phillips was born in 1899 in Long Gully, Australia. He was born to Phillips William Henry Phillips and Nannie Kent Williams Phillips. He died in 1931 in Bendigo, Australia at age 32.
Updated: July 31, 2019
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William Oliver Phillips passed away in 1931 in Bendigo, Australia at age 32. He was born in 1899 in Long Gully, Australia. He was born to Phillips William Henry Phillips and Nannie Kent Williams Phillips.

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In 1899, in the year that William Oliver Phillips was born, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1904, by the time he was just 5 years old, the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

In 1915, when he was 16 years old, in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

In 1927, by the time he was 28 years old, 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1931, in the year of William Oliver Phillips's passing, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

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