William Percy Ja Ferguson

(1887 - 1958)

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William Percy Ja Ferguson
1887 - 1958
Born
1887
Melbourne, Australia
Death
1958
Coburg, Australia
Last Known Residence
Melbourne, Australia
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William Percy Ja Ferguson was born in 1887 in Melbourne, Australia. He was born to William Ferguson and Sarah Clark Ferguson. He died in 1958 in Coburg, Australia at 71 years old.
Updated: July 29, 2019
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William Percy Ja Ferguson died in 1958 in Coburg, Australia at 71 years of age. He was born in 1887 in Melbourne, Australia. He was born to William Ferguson and Sarah Clark Ferguson.

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In 1887, in the year that William Percy Ja Ferguson was born, on January 28th, the largest recorded snowflakes fell in a snowstorm in Fort Keogh, Montana. They were supposed to have been 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. A rancher in the area said that they were “larger than milk pans”. A Wild West tall tale? Not according to the Guinness World Records book.

In 1891, at the age of just 4 years old, William was alive when James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1908, he was 21 years old when Henry Ford developed the first Model T automobile, often called the Tin Lizzy or flivver. Produced from 1908 through 1927, it first sold for $850 - which made it affordable for every middle class family. Previously, cars were the province of the upper class and the introduction of the Model T and its availability changed U.S. culture. Within days of its release, over 15,000 cars had been ordered.

In 1944, William was 57 years old when on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

In 1958, in the year of William Percy Ja Ferguson's passing, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

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