William Ritchie

(1908 - 1986)

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William Ritchie
1908 - 1986
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January 16, 1908
Death
August 1986
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Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33179
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William Ritchie was born on January 16, 1908. He died in August 1986 at 78 years old. We know that William Ritchie had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33179.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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William Ritchie died in August 1986 at age 78. He was born on January 16, 1908. We are unaware of information about William's immediate family. We know that William Ritchie had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33179.

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In 1908, in the year that William Ritchie was born, President Theodore Roosevelt held the White House Conservation Conference, which lead to the establishment of the National Conservation Commission. Preparing the first inventory of the United State's natural resources, the commission was divided into four parts: water, forests, lands, and minerals.

In 1911, William was only 3 years old when Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, along with four fellow Norwegian explorers. After hearing that Peary had beaten him to the North Pole, Amundsen decided to tackle the South Pole. On December 14th, he succeeded.

In 1944, by the time he was 36 years old, on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1962, when he was 54 years old, on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

In 1986, in the year of William Ritchie's passing, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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