William Thomas P Foster

(1905 - 1976)

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William Thomas P Foster
1905 - 1976
Born
1905
Death
1976
Castlemaine, Australia
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Castlemaine, Australia
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William Thomas P Foster was born in 1905. He was born to Cornelius Foster and Alice Goodwin Foster. He died in 1976 in Castlemaine, Australia at 71 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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William Thomas P Foster died in 1976 in Castlemaine, Australia at age 71. He was born in 1905. He was born to Cornelius Foster and Alice Goodwin Foster.

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In 1905, in the year that William Thomas P Foster was born, the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

In 1914, at the age of just 9 years old, William was alive when in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1947, William was 42 years old when in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1954, William was 49 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1976, in the year of William Thomas P Foster's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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