William Peter Bourke (1856 - 1923)

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Coburg, Australia

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Coburg, Australia

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Family

Father: Bourke Thomas Bourke
Mother: Mary Oconnor Bourke

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Peter

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1856 - In the year that William Peter Bourke was born, on February 18th, The American Party, also called the "Know-Nothings" because they were an anti-Catholic and anti-immigrant movement, assembled in Philadelphia to nominate their first Presidential candidate, former President Millard Fillmore. The party sought to keep the "purity" of elections by blocking "impure" foreigners.

1874 - By the time he was 18 years old, on May 20th, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis were approved for a patent for "blue jeans with copper rivets". They charged $13.50 per dozen jeans. Although the term "jeans" was first used in 1795 - in Italy - using rivets to reinforce stress points in jeans such as pockets and the bottom of the fly was an original idea..

1885 - At the age of 29 years old, William was alive when on June 17th, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor. Two hundred thousand people and hundreds of boats greeted the statue. It had to be assembled but that had to wait until the pedestal was completed the following April.

1910 - William was 54 years old when the Mexican revolution began. Dictator Porfirio Díaz had ruled for 35 years and was nationally unpopular. When elections were held in 1910 and a rigged election kept Diaz in office. The uprising began - and lasted for another 10 years.

1923 - In the year of William Peter Bourke's passing, on November 8th and 9th, Adolf Hitler and his followers (the early Nazi party) staged the "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich in an attempt to take over Bavaria (a state in Germany). They failed. Hitler was charged with treason and convicted, receiving a sentence of 5 years. He served under 1 year in jail.

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William Peter Bourke passed away in 1923 in Coburg, Australia at age 67. There is no listed cause of death. He was born in 1856. He was born to Bourke Thomas Bourke and Mary Oconnor Bourke, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.

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