William Richard Phillips

(1908 - 1959)

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William Richard Phillips
1908 - 1959
Born
1908
Bendigo, Australia
Death
1959
Ormo, Australia
Last Known Residence
Bendigo, Australia
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William Richard Phillips was born in 1908 in Bendigo, Australia. He was born to Richard Jame Phillips and Amelia Pollard Phillips. He died in 1959 in Ormo, Australia at age 51.
Updated: September 05, 2019
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William Richard Phillips passed away in 1959 in Ormo, Australia at 51 years old. He was born in 1908 in Bendigo, Australia. He was born to Richard Jame Phillips and Amelia Pollard Phillips.

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In 1908, in the year that William Richard Phillips was born, unemployment in the U.S. was at 8.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 2 cents while the population in the United States was 88,710,000. The world population was almost 4.4 billion.

In 1914, at the age of just 6 years old, William was alive when in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1925, by the time he was 17 years old, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1939, William was 31 years old when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1959, in the year of William Richard Phillips's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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