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William 'Bill' Earl Simpson 

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5/4/1899 - 3/29/2001
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William 'Bill' Earl Simpson
8/3/1927 - 6/4/1945
(Shown at age 17)
William 'Bill' Earl Simpson was born on August 3, 1927 in Blountstown, Florida and died on June 4, 1945 in at Sea, in an unknown country. He lived to be 17 years old.

Died at sea during collision between the steam ship America and The Mary C. Kimbro.
Graveyard/Tombstone6/14/1945 Boggs Cem. Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 17 yrs old 
William E. SIMPSON - March 8,1927 to June 14,1945   Source:

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1 1928 The Tamiami Trail opens. It opens the southernmost 275 miles of U.S. Highway 41 from State Road 60 in Tampa to U.S. Route 1 (SR 5) in Miami, Florida to tourist. It also destroys many of the Seminole Indian waterways and hinders their economy.
1 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
9 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
11 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
11 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
12 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
14 1941 NEWS HEADLINES: December 7, 1941 -- Japan launches a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the US officially declares war on Japan the following day. World War II begins for American soldiers.
2 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
3 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
5 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
6 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president under his "New Deal" campaign. Frances Perkins becomes the first woman to hold a cabinet post when FDR appoints her secretary of labor. On December 5, the 21st Amendment is added to the Constitution, repealing Prohibition. Drinks for everyone!
7 1934 Farm families must leave the dust bowl-stricken Great Plains areas. The dust bowl includes areas in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and Arkansas. Radio picks up the "Okie" songs. In all, 400,000 people leave the Great Plains.
7 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
8 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
12 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
16 1943 Japanese Americans are relocated to internment camps; Almost 400,000 coal miners go on strike; Race riots break out in Los Angeles and Detroit.
17 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
18 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
11 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
12 1939 Hitler takes over all of Czechoslovakia. On Sept. 1st, Germany invades Poland. On Sept. 3rd, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany. World War II has begun.
18 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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