William Sims (1921 - 1971)

William Sims
1921 - 1971
updated February 06, 2019
William Sims was born on July 29, 1921. He died in January 1971 at age 49.
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William Sims passed away in January 1971 at 49 years old. He was born on July 29, 1921. We are unaware of information about William's surviving family.
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In 1921, in the year that William Sims was born, hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1935, when he was just 14 years old, the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1943, he was 22 years old when on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

In 1952, William was 31 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1971, in the year of William Sims's passing, in March, Intel shipped the first microprocessor to Busicom, a Japanese manufacturer of calculators. The microprocessor has since allowed computers to become smaller and faster, leading to smaller and more versatile handheld devices, home computers, and supercomputers.

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Other William Simses

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c. 1895 - May 28, 1940
c. 1905 - Feb 25, 1940
Unknown - Jul 22, 1917
c. 1894 - Jan 1, 1917
Unknown - May 31, 1916
c. 1924 - Apr 27, 1945
c. 1885 - Nov 1, 1914
Unknown - Aug 31, 1915
c. 1889 - Jul 3, 1916
c. 1912 - Nov 14, 1942
c. 1887 - Sep 18, 1914
Unknown - Oct 9, 1915
c. 1884 - Sep 27, 1940
c. 1913 - Sep 21, 1944
Unknown - Dec 20, 1914
c. 1888 - Apr 14, 1918
c. 1882 - Oct 6, 1940
Unknown - Apr 6, 1941
c. 1890 - Apr 23, 1917

Other Simses

Nov 8, 1916 - July 1977
Oct 1, 1914 - Feb 24, 2001
Aug 26, 1903 - Feb 15, 1991
Apr 9, 1915 - Feb 15, 1998
Jul 18, 1919 - October 1958
Jan 20, 1905 - Aug 10, 1991
Jul 10, 1886 - December 1976
Dec 7, 1908 - August 1986
Aug 11, 1913 - January 1975
Mar 25, 1920 - March 1981
Aug 6, 1957 - Apr 16, 2004
Oct 4, 1918 - June 1980
May 8, 1903 - March 1971
Mar 19, 1923 - Aug 21, 1996
Oct 18, 1905 - Aug 9, 1993
Sep 19, 1926 - Sep 18, 2007
July 1904 - June 1985
Dec 16, 1924 - Jun 14, 1999
Mar 2, 1918 - Jun 24, 2011
Jul 14, 1908 - Dec 26, 1989

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Mar 31, 1918 - Aug 15, 1994
Oct 25, 1921 - July 1978
Apr 20, 1918 - Feb 18, 1995
Oct 10, 1917 - August 1975
Dec 1, 1903 - June 1983
Apr 14, 1920 - October 1971
Aug 10, 1923 - Jul 9, 2010
May 10, 1921 - April 1982
Oct 2, 1912 - February 1974
Feb 4, 1923 - Aug 8, 2004
Aug 27, 1921 - Jun 11, 1991
Feb 27, 1912 - September 1972
Sep 10, 1917 - Feb 1, 2000
Mar 17, 1913 - Jun 24, 2005
Jul 1, 1924 - Aug 16, 2011
Mar 2, 1906 - May 1977
Dec 10, 1922 - June 1972
Aug 23, 1920 - Mar 5, 2008
Aug 20, 1923 - May 27, 2000
Nov 14, 1903 - Jun 24, 1992
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