William Withey (1904 - 1977)

William Withey
1904 - 1977
updated February 06, 2019
William Withey was born on October 1, 1904. He died in February 1977 at 72 years of age. We know that William Withey had been residing in Westfield, Union County, New Jersey 07090.


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William Withey passed away in February 1977 at age 72. He was born on October 1, 1904. There is no information about William's surviving family. We know that William Withey had been residing in Westfield, Union County, New Jersey 07090.
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In 1904, in the year that William Withey was born, the Russo-Japanese war began. The Russian Empire and the Japanese Empire began fighting over the territories of Manchuria and Korea. Russia wanted a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean while Japan feared growing encroachment from Russia into Asia. So the Japan fleet launched a surprise attack on the Russian Navy and a one year war began. President Roosevelt of the United States brokered peace between the two nations. It was the first time in the modern era that an Asian power showed its dominance over a European power.

In 1934, William was 30 years old when on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1947, William was 43 years old when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1969, William was 65 years old when one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

In 1977, in the year of William Withey's passing, on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

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May 9, 1927 - Jul 5, 2011
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Jun 12, 1930 - Aug 26, 1998
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Oct 2, 1952 - Jun 17, 2004
Nov 19, 1906 - May 1986
Mar 31, 1890 - February 1980
Nov 26, 1918 - Jul 13, 1986
Feb 4, 1935 - Jul 25, 2004
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Apr 30, 1898 - November 1993
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Feb 13, 1899 - May 6, 1988
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Jan 31, 1915 - May 1979
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