Eugene Wieland

22 September–2009 (Age 7)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Eugene

Eugene Wieland was born in Iowa, United States. He died in 2009, in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States.

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World Events (3)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

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After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

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The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Name Meaning

1 German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements wīg ‘war’ + land ‘land’, ‘territory’. This name was borne by the supernaturally skilled smith of Germanic folk legend, and for this reason it may in part have been given as a nickname to blacksmiths.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): presumably an adoption of the German surname.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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