William Robert Phillips

(1872 - 1927)

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William Robert Phillips
1872 - 1927
Born
1872
Will, Australia
Death
1927
Heidelberg, Australia
Last Known Residence
Heidelberg, Australia
Summary
William Robert Phillips was born in 1872 in Will, Australia. He was born to Phillips William Murance Phillips and Elizabeth Maud Arnot Phillips. He died in 1927 in Heidelberg, Australia at 55 years old.
Updated: September 03, 2019
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William Robert Phillips
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William Robert Phillips passed away in 1927 in Heidelberg, Australia at 55 years old. He was born in 1872 in Will, Australia. He was born to Phillips William Murance Phillips and Elizabeth Maud Arnot Phillips.

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In 1872, in the year that William Robert Phillips was born, on March 1st, Yellowstone National Park became the first national park in the U.S. and perhaps the world's first national park. Established by Congress and signed into law by President Grant, Yellowstone is one of the most spectacular areas in the U.S., filled with natural wonders and wildlife.

In 1894, he was 22 years old when on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1901, he was 29 years old when shortly after beginning his second term, President McKinley was assassinated by the self proclaimed anarchist Leon Czolgosz. The last President to have served in the Civil War - he began as a private and ended the war as a brevet major - McKinley was a Republican. First elected in 1896, he was re-elected in 1900. Six months after the swearing in, McKinley was shot - and died of the gangrene that set in as a result.

In 1914, William was 42 years old 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 1927, in the year of William Robert Phillips's passing, the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

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