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Willie George (1895 - 1979)

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Willie George
1895 - 1979
Born
June 29, 1895
Death
March 1979
Last Known Residence
Florence, Florence County, South Carolina 29501
Summary
Willie George of Florence, Florence County, South Carolina was born on June 29, 1895, and died at age 83 years old in March 1979.
Updated: November 1, 2011
Biography ID: 39246976

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Florence, Florence County, South Carolina 29501
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June 29, 1895
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Willie George passed away at age 83 years old in March 1979. Willie George of Florence, Florence County, South Carolina was born on June 29, 1895.

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Willie George lived 12 years longer than the average George family member when he died at the age of 83.
The average age of a George family member is 71.
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1895 - 1979 World Events

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In 1895, in the year that Willie George was born, on March 15th, in County Tipperary, Ireland, Michael Cleary killed his wife of 8 years, Bridget, and burned her body. His defense was that his "wife" was a changeling that was left in his real wife's place when she was abducted by fairies. He was nonetheless convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter. He spent 15 years in prison.

In 1915, he was 20 years old when the Germans first used poison gas as a weapon at the second Battle of Ypres during World War I. While noxious gases had been used since ancient times, this was the first use of poisonous gas - in this case, lethal chlorine gas - in modern war. Subsequently, the French and British - as well as the United States when they entered World War 1 - developed and used lethal gas in war.

In 1928, by the time he was 33 years old, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1947, by the time he was 52 years old, 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 1979, in the year of Willie George's passing, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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