William Rigdon (1908 - 1987)

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Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida

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1908 - In the year that William Rigdon 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.

1956 - By the time he was 48 years old, this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

1965 - William was 57 years old when from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

1984 - When he was 76 years old, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

1987 - In the year of William Rigdon's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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William Rigdon died in May 1987 at 78 years of age. There is no known cause of death. He was born on October 2, 1908. We have no information about William's family. We know that William Rigdon had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.

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