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William W Arrington (1910 - 1988)

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William W Arrington
1910 - 1988
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November 22, 1910
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May 5, 1988
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Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama 36610
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William W Arrington was born on November 22, 1910. He died on May 5, 1988 at 77 years old. We know that William W Arrington had been residing in Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama 36610.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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William W Arrington died on May 5, 1988 at 77 years old. He was born on November 22, 1910. We have no information about William's family or relationships. We know that William W Arrington had been residing in Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama 36610.
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1910 - 1988 World Events

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In 1910, in the year that William W Arrington was born, the Mexican revolution began. Dictator Porfirio Díaz had ruled for 35 years and was nationally unpopular. When elections were held in 1910 and a rigged election kept Diaz in office. The uprising began - and lasted for another 10 years.

In 1930, he was 20 years old when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1961, he was 51 years old when on January 20th, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. He had previously been a U.S. Senator and a Congressman, both from the state of Massachusetts, as well as a Naval lieutenant in World War II.

In 1972, William was 62 years old when on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

In 1988, in the year of William W Arrington's passing, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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