William Stockton (1888 - 1973)

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William Stockton
1888 - 1973
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September 2, 1888
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March 1973
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Redding, Shasta County, California 96001
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William Stockton was born on September 2, 1888. He died in March 1973 at age 84. We know that William Stockton had been residing in Redding, Shasta County, California 96001.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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William Stockton passed away in March 1973 at 84 years old. He was born on September 2, 1888. We are unaware of information about William's immediate family. We know that William Stockton had been residing in Redding, Shasta County, California 96001.

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In 1888, in the year that William Stockton was born, on July 25th, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City - Frank Edward McGurrin - decisively beat the competition in a typing contest in Ohio. He was supposedly the only person who used touch typing and is believed to have invented the method. Touch typing is ubiquitous now - but Frank's win is what convinced everyone that the method was good!

In 1911, William was 23 years old when British physicist Ernest Rutherford (born in New Zealand), along with German physicist Hans Geiger, discovered the structure of an atom. He found that atoms had nuclei (a nucleus) and were circled by electrons, much as planets orbit the sun.

In 1920, by the time he was 32 years old, on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

In 1950, he was 62 years old when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1973, in the year of William Stockton's passing, on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

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