William Wright (1906 - 1977)

William Wright
1906 - 1977
updated February 06, 2019
William Wright was born on October 11, 1906. He died in January 1977 at 70 years old. We know that William Wright had been residing in Henderson, Caroline County, Maryland 21640.

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William Wright died in January 1977 at age 70. He was born on October 11, 1906. We have no information about William's family. We know that William Wright had been residing in Henderson, Caroline County, Maryland 21640.
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In 1906, in the year that William Wright was born, English biochemist Frederick Hopkins concluded that vitamins are essential to the human body and that a lack of vitamins caused scurvy and rickets. Scurvy and rickets were both huge problems in sailors that were at sea for extended time and the addition of vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium in their diets helped eradicate the problem.

In 1924, when he was 18 years old, in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1937, when he was 31 years old, on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1943, at the age of 37 years old, William was alive when 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.

In 1977, in the year of William Wright'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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around 1909 - Jan 23, 1944
around 1898 - Sep 24, 1918
Unknown - Aug 18, 1916
around 1890 - Aug 2, 1917
around 1921 - Feb 15, 1945
Unknown - Sep 3, 1916
around 1895 - Dec 31, 1918
around 1922 - Jul 13, 1943
around 1888 - Feb 8, 1917
around 1897 - Nov 17, 1918
around 1897 - Aug 16, 1917
around 1887 - May 31, 1916
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Other Wrights

Mar 9, 1916 - April 1975
Dec 11, 1902 - July 1985
Jan 16, 1897 - March 1984
Jan 17, 1899 - February 1965
Jan 1, 1901 - August 1979
Apr 23, 1888 - May 1974
Aug 30, 1905 - Feb 3, 2003
Aug 29, 1954 - Apr 10, 2008
Jun 12, 1954 - Jun 1, 2011
Sep 1, 1954 - Mar 20, 2005
Nov 15, 1956 - Jul 22, 2003
Jul 21, 1955 - Jun 20, 2009
Jan 21, 1955 - Dec 25, 2010
Jun 7, 1915 - Feb 25, 2003
May 12, 1914 - Aug 27, 1997
Mar 24, 1900 - October 1984
Apr 20, 1900 - September 1973
Jul 8, 1921 - January 1979
May 18, 1914 - July 1970
May 13, 1921 - Aug 12, 1989

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Dec 31, 1918 - December 1986
Jul 5, 1893 - August 1981
Sep 2, 1912 - October 1974
Oct 17, 1914 - May 1979
Feb 16, 1905 - Jul 13, 1974
Feb 3, 1917 - September 1973
Aug 7, 1904 - July 1983
Oct 31, 1919 - Jan 15, 2002
Jun 18, 1915 - Mar 25, 2009
Jul 31, 1921 - Oct 9, 2004
Apr 15, 1911 - Mar 24, 1997
Jun 15, 1917 - January 1972
Oct 11, 1919 - Feb 18, 1996
Jul 7, 1922 - November 1986
Jan 30, 1907 - March 1981
Nov 18, 1914 - Feb 2, 2005
Mar 27, 1903 - May 1973
Jul 23, 1922 - Oct 21, 1992
Sep 12, 1875 - February 1969
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