William S Adams (1923 - 2005)

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Rosedale, Bolivar County, Mississippi

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1923 - In the year that William S Adams was born, on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

1947 - When he was 24 years old, on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

1950 - By the time he was 27 years old, on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

1954 - By the time he was 31 years old, on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

1987 - He was 64 years old when 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 S Adams passed away on August 23, 2005 at 81 years old. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on October 20, 1923. We have no information about William's family or relationships. We know that William S Adams had been residing in Rosedale, Bolivar County, Mississippi.

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