Willie Hedgemon

(1899 - 1982)

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Willie Hedgemon
1899 - 1982
Born
August 26, 1899
Death
January 1982
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Sebring, Highlands County, Florida 33870
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Willie Hedgemon was born on August 26, 1899. He died in January 1982 at 82 years old. We know that Willie Hedgemon had been residing in Sebring, Highlands County, Florida 33870.
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Willie Hedgemon passed away in January 1982 at 82 years old. He was born on August 26, 1899. We have no information about Willie's immediate family. We know that Willie Hedgemon had been residing in Sebring, Highlands County, Florida 33870.

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In 1899, in the year that Willie Hedgemon was born, the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

In 1909, when he was only 10 years old, 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 1955, by the time he was 56 years old, on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1970, by the time he was 71 years old, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

In 1982, in the year of Willie Hedgemon's passing, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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