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William Stanley Locker (1903 - 1972)

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William Stanley Locker
1903 - 1972
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1903
Nstead, Australia
Death
1972
Clay, Australia
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Nstead, Australia
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William Stanley Locker was born in 1903 in Nstead, Australia. He is the child of Thomas Locker and Sarah Nokes Locker. He died in 1972 in Clay, Australia at 69 years old.
Updated: August 7, 2019
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William Stanley Locker passed away in 1972 in Clay, Australia at age 69. He was born in 1903 in Nstead, Australia. He is the child of Thomas Locker and Sarah Nokes Locker.
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In 1903, in the year that William Stanley Locker was born, the United States Department of Commerce and Labor was created by President Theodore Roosevelt to control the excesses of big business. Renamed the Department of Commerce 10 years later, many departments concerned with workers were transferred to the Department of Labor at that time. Another spin-off, the Bureau of Corporations, became the Federal Trade Commission.

In 1945, he was 42 years old when on August 15th, Imperial Japan announced its surrender. On September 2nd, a formal agreement of surrender was signed. Japan and nine other states signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender in Tokyo Bay, calling for the return of all Allied prisoners of war and subordinating the authority of the emperor and the Japanese government to the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. VJ (Victory in Japan) Day was celebrated in the United States on August 14th and 15th. World War II was over.

In 1958, when he was 55 years old, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1966, when he was 63 years old, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1972, in the year of William Stanley Locker's passing, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

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