William Voorhes (1894 - 1982)

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William Voorhes
1894 - 1982
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January 4, 1894
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July 1982
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Sharpsville, Mercer County, Pennsylvania 16150
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William Voorhes was born on January 4, 1894. He died in July 1982 at 88 years old. We know that William Voorhes had been residing in Sharpsville, Mercer County, Pennsylvania 16150.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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William Voorhes died in July 1982 at 88 years old. He was born on January 4, 1894. There is no information about William's immediate family. We know that William Voorhes had been residing in Sharpsville, Mercer County, Pennsylvania 16150.

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In 1894, in the year that William Voorhes was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1914, when he was 20 years old, 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 1936, by the time he was 42 years old, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1974, by the time he was 80 years old, on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

In 1982, in the year of William Voorhes's passing, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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