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William Strozier (1918 - 1959)

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William Strozier
1918 - 1959
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April 17, 1918
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April 1959
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William Strozier was born on April 17, 1918. He died in April 1959 at 40 years of age.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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William Strozier passed away in April 1959 at 40 years old. He was born on April 17, 1918. We have no information about William's family or relationships.
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In 1918, in the year that William Strozier was born, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

In 1923, by the time he was merely 5 years old, 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.

In 1937, at the age of 19 years old, William was alive when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1949, when he was 31 years old, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1959, in the year of William Strozier's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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