Claude Thomas

(1909 - 1980)

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Claude Thomas
1909 - 1980
Born
August 1, 1909
Death
February 1980
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Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico 87106
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Claude Thomas was born on August 1, 1909. He died in February 1980 at age 70. We know that Claude Thomas had been residing in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico 87106.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Claude Thomas passed away in February 1980 at 70 years old. He was born on August 1, 1909. There is no information about Claude's immediate family. We know that Claude Thomas had been residing in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico 87106.

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In 1909, in the year that Claude Thomas was born, the New York Times published the first movie review. It was a report on D.W. Griffith's movie "Pippa Passes" also called "The Song of Conscience", a silent film. The review said that this work was moving away from "lurid material that attracted the wrath of censors and concerned citizens and toward more respectable ends. The movie was the story of a young female factory worker, on her day off, wandering and singing - thus changing the hearts of those around her towards good.

In 1935, Claude was 26 years old when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1954, Claude was 45 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1978, at the age of 69 years old, Claude was alive when on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1980, in the year of Claude Thomas'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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