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Wilson Palliser Salkeld (1892 - 1980)

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Wilson Palliser Salkeld
1892 - 1980
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1892
Melbourne South, Australia
Death
1980
Cant, Australia
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Melbourne South, Australia
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Wilson Palliser Salkeld was born in 1892 in Melbourne South, Australia. He is the child of Sarah Wilson Salkeld, with sibling John. He died in 1980 in Cant, Australia at 88 years of age.
Updated: July 29, 2019
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Wilson Palliser Salkeld passed away in 1980 in Cant, Australia at 88 years old. He was born in 1892 in Melbourne South, Australia. He is the child of Sarah Wilson Salkeld, with sibling John.
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In 1892, in the year that Wilson Palliser Salkeld was born, on January 1st, Ellis Island opened to process immigrants. 700 passed through on the first day - in the first year, 450,000 were processed. The processing center was originally a 3 story wooden building - with outbuildings - that burned down a few years later.

In 1928, at the age of 36 years old, Wilson was alive when 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, he was 55 years old when in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1964, he was 72 years old when on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

In 1980, in the year of Wilson Palliser Salkeld's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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