Curtis Thompson (1947 - 1973)

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Curtis Thompson
1947 - 1973
Born
August 28, 1947
Greenville, Butler County, Alabama United States 36037
Death
October 5, 1973
Rochester, Monroe County, New York United States
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Curtis Thompson was born on August 28, 1947 in Greenville, Alabama. He was born to Chester Thompson and Alean (Soles) Thompson, with siblings Alonzo, Edward, Chester, Leroy, Aaron, Charles, Larry, Kenneth, and Robert. According to his family tree, Curtis was father to 2 children. Curtis's partner was Emma Jean Smith, and they gave birth to Curtis Smith and Rodney Earl Smith Sr.. He died on October 5, 1973 in Rochester, New York at age 26.
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Curtis Thompson, father to 2 children, passed away on October 5, 1973 in Rochester, New York at 26 years of age. He was born on August 28, 1947 in Greenville, Alabama. He was born to Chester Thompson and Alean (Soles) Thompson, with siblings Alonzo, Edward, Chester, Leroy, Aaron, Charles, Larry, Kenneth, and Robert. According to his family tree, Curtis's partner was Emma Jean Smith, and they gave birth to Curtis Smith and Rodney Earl Smith Sr..

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In 1947, in the year that Curtis Thompson was born, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1950, by the time he was merely 3 years old, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1959, when he was only 12 years old, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1967, when he was 20 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 1973, in the year of Curtis Thompson's passing, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

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