Cordelia Thompson (1896 - 1975)

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Cordelia Thompson
1896 - 1975
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October 1, 1896
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July 1975
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Hialeah, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33010
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Cordelia Thompson was born on October 1, 1896. She died in July 1975 at 78 years old. We know that Cordelia Thompson had been residing in Hialeah, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33010.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Cordelia Thompson passed away in July 1975 at 78 years old. She was born on October 1, 1896. We have no information about Cordelia's family or relationships. We know that Cordelia Thompson had been residing in Hialeah, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33010.

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In 1896, in the year that Cordelia Thompson was born, on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

In 1928, she was 32 years old when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1953, Cordelia was 57 years old when on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1967, when she was 71 years old, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1975, in the year of Cordelia Thompson's passing, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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