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William R Montague (1917 - 1996)

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William R Montague
1917 - 1996
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January 11, 1917
Death
April 8, 1996
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Seaside, Clatsop County, Oregon 97138
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William R Montague was born on January 11, 1917. He died on April 8, 1996 at 79 years of age. We know that William R Montague had been residing in Seaside, Clatsop County, Oregon 97138.
Updated: November 11, 2011
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William R Montague died on April 8, 1996 at age 79. He was born on January 11, 1917. There is no information about William's surviving family. We know that William R Montague had been residing in Seaside, Clatsop County, Oregon 97138.
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In 1917, in the year that William R Montague was born, it is believed that a worldwide influenza pandemic began in Asia. By 1920, it is estimated that 50 - 100 million died throughout the world (3 - 5% of the population). In the U.S. alone, 500,000 perished from what came to be called the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu.

In 1940, by the time he was 23 years old, on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

In 1952, William was 35 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1985, by the time he was 68 years old, on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics.com. Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

In 1996, in the year of William R Montague's passing, on July 5th, the first cloned mammal - "Dolly the Sheep" - was born in Scotland. She had three mothers. Dolly lived to be 6 years old and produced 6 lambs. Since, other sheep have been cloned as well as horses, pigs, deer, and bulls.

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