Willie Couch (1903 - 1975)

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Willie Couch
1903 - 1975
May 15, 1903
September 1975
Last Known Residence
Moss Point, Jackson County, Mississippi 39563
Willie Couch was born on May 15, 1903. He died in September 1975 at age 72. We know that Willie Couch had been residing in Moss Point, Jackson County, Mississippi 39563.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Willie Couch passed away in September 1975 at 72 years of age. He was born on May 15, 1903. There is no information about Willie's family. We know that Willie Couch had been residing in Moss Point, Jackson County, Mississippi 39563.

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In 1903, in the year that Willie Couch was born, the Harley-Davidson Motor Company was begun by two childhood friends, William Harley and Arthur Davidson - with help from Arthur's brother, Walter. Their first prototype - a "motor-bicycle" - couldn't climb hills without also pedaling, so they went back to the drawing board, and in 1904 their new version came in 4th in a race. Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing Company were the only two major motorcycle companies to survive the Great Depression.

In 1914, at the age of only 11 years old, Willie was alive when in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1923, when he was 20 years old, the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

In 1948, at the age of 45 years old, Willie was alive when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1975, in the year of Willie Couch's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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