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Willie Heaton (1909 - 1966)

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Willie Heaton
1909 - 1966
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May 11, 1909
Death
April 1966
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Seneca, Oconee County, South Carolina 29678
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Willie Heaton was born on May 11, 1909. He died in April 1966 at age 56. We know that Willie Heaton had been residing in Seneca, Oconee County, South Carolina 29678.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Willie Heaton died in April 1966 at 56 years old. He was born on May 11, 1909. There is no information about Willie's family. We know that Willie Heaton had been residing in Seneca, Oconee County, South Carolina 29678.
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In 1909, in the year that Willie Heaton was born, Polish physician and medical researcher Paul Ehrlich found a cure for syphilis, which was a prevalent (but undiscussed) disease. He found that an arsenic compound completely cured syphilis within 3 weeks.

In 1915, he was merely 6 years old when The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

In 1935, at the age of 26 years old, Willie was alive when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1958, when he was 49 years old, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1966, in the year of Willie Heaton's passing, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

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