Blanche Thompson (1930 - 2009)

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Blanche Thompson
1930 - 2009
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December 25, 1930
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August 14, 2009
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Winter Haven, Polk County, Florida 33881
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Blanche Thompson was born on December 25, 1930. She died on August 14, 2009 at 78 years of age. We know that Blanche Thompson had been residing in Winter Haven, Polk County, Florida 33881.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Blanche Thompson passed away on August 14, 2009 at age 78. She was born on December 25, 1930. There is no information about Blanche's surviving family. We know that Blanche Thompson had been residing in Winter Haven, Polk County, Florida 33881.

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In 1930, in the year that Blanche Thompson was born, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1945, she was only 15 years old when on January 9th, the (over 8 month long) Battle of Luzon began in the Philippines with the United States and Filipino forces attacking Japanese forces - with the intent to take back control of the Philippines. By March, the Allies had taken control of all of the strategically and economically important locations in the Philippines but pockets of resistance held out until the surrender of Japan in August.

In 1951, when she was 21 years old, on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1976, by the time she was 46 years old, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

In 1984, at the age of 54 years old, Blanche was alive when on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

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