William Woods

(1899 - 1974)

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William Woods
1899 - 1974
Born
September 15, 1899
Death
April 1974
Last Known Residence
Houston, Harris County, Texas 77008
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William Woods was born on September 15, 1899. He died in April 1974 at 74 years of age. We know that William Woods had been residing in Houston, Harris County, Texas 77008.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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William Woods died in April 1974 at 74 years old. He was born on September 15, 1899. We have no information about William's family or relationships. We know that William Woods had been residing in Houston, Harris County, Texas 77008.

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In 1899, in the year that William Woods was born, the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

In 1905, he was just 6 years old when the German born physicist, Albert Einstein, proposed the Special Theory of Relativity: 1) that observers can never detect uniform motion except relative to other objects and that 2) unlike the velocity of massive objects, the speed of light is a constant and is the same for all observers independent of their constant velocity toward or away from the light source. Not such simple concepts that lead to the equation everyone now knows: E = mc2.

In 1935, William was 36 years old when the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1945, he was 46 years old when on April 12th, Harry S. Truman sworn in as President of the United States at 7p in Washington, D.C. His first term lasted 3 years and 283 days - then he ran for re-election.

In 1974, in the year of William Woods's passing, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

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c. 1896 - Mar 5, 1943 1896 - 1943
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c. 1880 - Apr 28, 1917 1880 - 1917
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c. 1920 - Nov 20, 1941 1920 - 1941
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c. 1893 - May 3, 1917 1893 - 1917
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c. 1915 - Feb 17, 1944 1915 - 1944
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c. 1893 - Sep 26, 1916 1893 - 1916
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c. 1913 - Apr 20, 1941 1913 - 1941
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c. 1911 - Oct 26, 1943 1911 - 1943
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c. 1917 - Sep 19, 1944 1917 - 1944
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c. 1898 - May 1, 1918 1898 - 1918
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c. 1874 - May 24, 1915 1874 - 1915
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c. 1881 - Nov 14, 1914 1881 - 1914
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c. 1858 - Nov 30, 1915 1858 - 1915

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Apr 11, 1913 - Mar 1984 1913 - 1984
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Nov 13, 1914 - Nov 23, 1990 1914 - 1990
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Mar 15, 1910 - Feb 1972 1910 - 1972
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Dec 2, 1906 - Jul 1969 1906 - 1969
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Feb 2, 1914 - Apr 3, 1995 1914 - 1995
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May 12, 1906 - Mar 1971 1906 - 1971
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Jul 5, 1912 - Apr 10, 1993 1912 - 1993
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Sep 18, 1904 - Mar 1981 1904 - 1981
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Mar 26, 1950 - Apr 27, 2010 1950 - 2010
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Jul 29, 1956 - Apr 20, 1997 1956 - 1997
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Jun 18, 1907 - Jun 1987 1907 - 1987
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Jul 10, 1917 - Nov 10, 1995 1917 - 1995
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Nov 1, 1920 - Nov 10, 1993 1920 - 1993
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Aug 8, 1896 - Oct 1965 1896 - 1965
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Mar 17, 1920 - Oct 29, 1996 1920 - 1996
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Jun 20, 1957 - Aug 14, 2004 1957 - 2004
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Mar 19, 1957 - Sep 15, 2006 1957 - 2006

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Jun 15, 1901 - Nov 1960 1901 - 1960
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Jan 21, 1917 - Feb 15, 2007 1917 - 2007
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Feb 4, 1907 - Apr 28, 1990 1907 - 1990
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Dec 3, 1911 - Mar 1981 1911 - 1981
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Dec 31, 1917 - Apr 25, 1982 1917 - 1982
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Apr 13, 1917 - Jan 8, 1995 1917 - 1995
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Dec 22, 1913 - Nov 30, 1994 1913 - 1994
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Apr 6, 1890 - Mar 1970 1890 - 1970
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