William Renshaw (1906 - 1975)

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William Renshaw
1906 - 1975
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March 16, 1906
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September 1975
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16509
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William Renshaw was born on March 16, 1906. He died in September 1975 at age 69. We know that William Renshaw had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16509.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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William Renshaw passed away in September 1975 at 69 years old. He was born on March 16, 1906. We are unaware of information about William's family. We know that William Renshaw had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16509.

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In 1906, in the year that William Renshaw was born, English biochemist Frederick Hopkins concluded that vitamins are essential to the human body and that a lack of vitamins caused scurvy and rickets. Scurvy and rickets were both huge problems in sailors that were at sea for extended time and the addition of vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium in their diets helped eradicate the problem.

In 1918, he was only 12 years old when in January, President Wilson presented his Fourteen Points, which assured citizens that World War I was being fought for a moral cause and outlined a plan for postwar peace in Europe. The only leader of the Allies to present such a plan, the Europeans thought Wilson was being too idealistic. The points included free trade, open agreements, democracy and self-determination. They were based on the research and suggestions of 150 advisors.

In 1959, at the age of 53 years old, William was alive when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1964, William was 58 years old when in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1975, in the year of William Renshaw's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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