William Riley Shelton (born 1844)

William Riley Shelton
1844 - ? (edit)
updated February 06, 2019
William Riley Shelton was born on October 3, 1844.

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In 1844, in the year that William Riley Shelton was born, in June and July, the "Great Flood of 1844" occurred on the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers - the largest flood recorded in that area. The population in the area was sparse at the time, though, so the flood didn't have a lot of economic impact. The biggest loss was to the Wyandot Indians - 100 people died from diseases caused by the flood.

In 1917, the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

In 1935, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1941, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1959, 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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c. 1887 - Jul 7, 1916
c. 1887 - Jun 26, 1946
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c. 1893 - Apr 25, 1915
c. 1874 - Mar 27, 1916
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c. 1881 - Jun 1, 1918
c. 1910 - Oct 25, 1942
c. 1927 - Unknown
c. 1927 - Unknown
c. 1919 - Unknown
c. 1916 - Unknown
c. 1927 - Unknown
c. 1926 - Unknown
c. 1924 - Unknown

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