William Spencer

(1885 - 1978)

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William Spencer
1885 - 1978
Born
January 1, 1885
Death
January 1978
Last Known Residence
North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas 72114
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William Spencer was born on January 1, 1885. He died in January 1978 at age 93. We know that William Spencer had been residing in North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas 72114.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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William Spencer died in January 1978 at age 93. He was born on January 1, 1885. We have no information about William's surviving family. We know that William Spencer had been residing in North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas 72114.

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In 1885, in the year that William Spencer was born, Germany's Karl Benz built the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, which had an internal combustion engine. It is considered to be the world's first automobile. The Benz cost $150 - just under $4,000 in today's money.

In 1936, when he was 51 years old, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1952, he was 67 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 1964, at the age of 79 years old, William was alive when in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1978, in the year of William Spencer's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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