William Reed (1914 - 1965)

William Reed
1914 - 1965
updated February 06, 2019
William Reed was born on October 23, 1914. He died in April 1965 at 50 years old. We know that William Reed had been residing in Virginia.


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William Reed passed away in April 1965 at 50 years of age. He was born on October 23, 1914. We have no information about William's family. We know that William Reed had been residing in Virginia.
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In 1914, in the year that William Reed was born, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Anna Jarvis had championed a Mother's Day for years but Congress had joked a few years earlier that then they would have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day" as well. The President who championed a woman's right to vote also created a day in their honor.

In 1920, he was merely 6 years old when on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

In 1934, at the age of 20 years old, William was alive when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1945, William was 31 years old when on February 19th, US Marines landed on the island of Iwo Jima and the Battle of Iwo Jima began. Lasting 5 weeks, it was some of the bloodiest and fiercest fighting in the Pacific theater during World War II. The occupying Japanese forces were heavily armed and there were 21,000 Japanese soldiers on the island at the beginning of the battle. Only 216 Japanese soldiers were captured afterwards - the rest had been killed in action or committed suicide. 6,800 American soldiers died but the Americans took control of the island.

In 1965, in the year of William Reed's passing, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

Other Biographies

Other William Reeds

Unknown - Mar 30, 1981
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Unknown - 1909
Unknown - May 10, 1940
around 1877 - Sep 22, 1940
Mar 19, 1924 - Sep 6, 1945
1912 - Dec 2, 1943
around 1908 - Jan 22, 1944
around 1887 - Sep 15, 1917
around 1890 - Nov 13, 1916
Unknown - Jul 31, 1943
around 1878 - Aug 9, 1917
Unknown - May 28, 1944
Unknown - Sep 25, 1915
around 1892 - Oct 28, 1917
1885 - Apr 2, 1918
around 1897 - Dec 23, 1916
around 1915 - Aug 31, 1943

Other Reeds

Feb 11, 1911 - November 1982
Nov 2, 1892 - November 1966
Oct 5, 1915 - February 1978
Mar 18, 1913 - April 1982
Mar 6, 1915 - April 1979
Nov 28, 1914 - Apr 14, 2009
Jul 10, 1921 - February 1980
Apr 6, 1912 - Oct 23, 1990
Apr 19, 1892 - July 1966
Jun 4, 1917 - Feb 6, 2003
Mar 2, 1913 - Sep 20, 1997
Jul 15, 1917 - Jan 31, 2001
Apr 7, 1920 - Nov 17, 1996
Jul 2, 1904 - April 1964
Feb 27, 1897 - Jun 5, 1990
Jan 29, 1898 - Feb 23, 1988
Nov 12, 1917 - Feb 13, 1995
Jun 4, 1917 - December 1972
May 25, 1908 - April 1977
May 30, 1923 - May 1980

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Sep 25, 1913 - Nov 3, 2006
Dec 10, 1917 - Dec 20, 2001
Jul 14, 1919 - November 1987
Feb 3, 1920 - May 31, 2006
May 1, 1908 - November 1981
Apr 26, 1919 - Jun 3, 2007
Mar 27, 1919 - May 1986
Dec 26, 1906 - May 7, 1996
Jul 26, 1916 - July 1976
Mar 5, 1919 - Jun 24, 1998
Mar 9, 1914 - August 1978
Dec 9, 1917 - Oct 17, 2005
Jul 17, 1917 - Jan 21, 1994
Feb 13, 1886 - October 1964
Feb 11, 1919 - Jul 12, 2002
Feb 21, 1899 - December 1964
Dec 29, 1918 - Nov 5, 2005
Apr 23, 1921 - Dec 5, 1992
Dec 4, 1910 - May 1972
Sep 28, 1918 - March 1979
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