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Willie Goldsberry (1915 - 1987)

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Willie Goldsberry
1915 - 1987
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December 21, 1915
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December 11, 1987
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Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California 90043
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Willie Goldsberry was born on December 21, 1915. He died on December 11, 1987 at 71 years old. We know that Willie Goldsberry had been residing in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California 90043.
Updated: November 5, 2011
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Willie Goldsberry passed away on December 11, 1987 at 71 years old. He was born on December 21, 1915. There is no information about Willie's family or relationships. We know that Willie Goldsberry had been residing in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California 90043.
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In 1915, in the year that Willie Goldsberry was born, in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

In 1945, at the age of 30 years old, Willie was alive when on January 9th, the (over 8 month long) Battle of Luzon began in the Philippines with the United States and Filipino forces attacking Japanese forces - with the intent to take back control of the Philippines. By March, the Allies had taken control of all of the strategically and economically important locations in the Philippines but pockets of resistance held out until the surrender of Japan in August.

In 1969, he was 54 years old when on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

In 1975, at the age of 60 years old, Willie was alive when on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

In 1987, in the year of Willie Goldsberry's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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