William John Cooper Carr Masson (1876 - 1956)

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William John Cooper Carr Masson
1876 - 1956
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1876
England United Kingdom
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1956
Los Angeles, California United States
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William John Cooper Carr Masson was born in 1876 in . He was born to Alexander Carr Masson and Emmeline Jane (Cooper) Masson. He died in 1956 in Los Angeles, California at 80 years of age.
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William John Cooper Carr Masson passed away in 1956 in Los Angeles, California at age 80. He was born in 1876 in . He was born to Alexander Carr Masson and Emmeline Jane (Cooper) Masson.

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In 1876, in the year that William John Cooper Carr Masson was born, on February 14th, Alexander Graham Bell applied for a patent for the telephone. So did Elisha Gray. A month later, on March 7th, Bell was granted the patent and on the 10th, he made his first successful telephone call - in which he said: "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."

In 1884, he was merely 8 years old when on December 6th, the Washington Monument was completed. Building began in 1848 but was stopped because of lack of funds and also due to the Civil War. It would be dedicated in 1885. At the time of its completion, it was the tallest structure in the world.

In 1918, by the time he was 42 years old, on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

In 1927, when he was 51 years old, 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1956, in the year of William John Cooper Carr Masson's passing, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

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