William Richard Foster

(1864 - 1940)

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William Richard Foster
1864 - 1940
Born
1864
Death
1940
Sth Yarra, Australia
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Sth Yarra, Australia
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William Richard Foster was born in 1864. He was born to Foster Joseph John Foster and Margaret Gosnew Foster. He died in 1940 in Sth Yarra, Australia at age 76.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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William Richard Foster passed away in 1940 in Sth Yarra, Australia at 76 years old. He was born in 1864. He was born to Foster Joseph John Foster and Margaret Gosnew Foster.

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In 1864, in the year that William Richard Foster was born, on February 25th, the first prisoners arrived at Andersonville Prison in Georgia. Andersonville became notorious for the conditions that Union prisoners endured. 500 prisoners had left from Richmond, Virginia the week before - eventually 13,000 prisoners would die at the prison.

In 1875, at the age of only 11 years old, William was alive when on May 17th, Aristides was the first horse to win the Kentucky Derby. It was the first year of the "The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports" - begun by Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr., the grandson of William Clark, the explorer.

In 1916, when he was 52 years old, the U.S. National Park Service - part of the Department of the Interior - was created by an act of Congress in August. The Park Service was charged with the dual role of "preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment". The resources managed by the National Park Service have often been referred to as the "crown jewels" of the United States.

In 1920, when he was 56 years old, in September, a bomb exploded in the J.P. Morgan bank building in New York City, killing 30 people immediately - 8 later died due to their injuries - and injuring another 200. Killing more people than the 1910 bombing of the LA Times (the deadliest terrorist act up until then), no one took responsibility and the perpetrators were never found. Italian anarchists were suspected of the bombing.

In 1940, in the year of William Richard Foster's passing, in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

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