William Thomas Phillips

(died 1943)

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William Thomas Phillips
1943
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March 29, 1943
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William Thomas Phillips died on March 29, 1943.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Yokohama War Cemetery Brit. Sec. G. D. 1. in Japan
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Service number: d/jx140180
Rank: Yeoman Of Signals
Regiment: Royal Navy
Unit/ship/squadron: H.m.s. Exeter
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William Thomas Phillips passed away on March 29, 1943. He was buried in Yokohama War Cemetery Brit. Sec. G. D. 1., Japan. There is no information about William's family.

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In 1820, on March 4th, Maine became the 23rd state in the United States as the result of the Missouri Compromise. The Missouri Compromise allowed Maine to neither recognize nor permit slavery within the state while allowing the Missouri Territory to recognize and allow slavery.

In 1867, on March 30th, Alaska was bought by the US from Russia for $7.2 million dollars, which worked out to about 2 cents per acre. The newspapers called it "Seward's Folly" because United States Secretary of State William H. Seward negotiated the purchase and Alaska was seen as frozen, useless land.

In 1888, 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 1891, from March 9th through the 12th, a blizzard hit the south and west of England. Called the Great Blizzard of 1891, it led to snow drifts of up to 15 feet and killed 200 people and 6,000 animals. Fourteen ships sank.

In 1943, in the year of William Thomas Phillips's passing, on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

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