William Yeager (1891 - 1969)

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William Yeager
1891 - 1969
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March 2, 1891
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March 1969
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16508
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William Yeager was born on March 2, 1891. He died in March 1969 at 77 years of age. We know that William Yeager had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16508.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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William Yeager died in March 1969 at age 77. He was born on March 2, 1891. There is no information about William's surviving family. We know that William Yeager had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16508.

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In 1891, in the year that William Yeager was born, from March 9th through the 12th, a blizzard hit the south and west of England. Called the Great Blizzard of 1891, it led to snow drifts of up to 15 feet and killed 200 people and 6,000 animals. Fourteen ships sank.

In 1929, by the time he was 38 years old, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1945, he was 54 years old when on May 7th, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Jewell Ridge Coal Corp. v. United Mine Workers of America. The Court ruled that the underground travel time of coal miners was compensable work time under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

In 1957, he was 66 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1969, in the year of William Yeager's passing, 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.

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