David Thornton

(1883 - 1964)

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David Thornton
1883 - 1964
Born
August 11, 1883
Death
January 1964
Last Known Residence
Arkansas
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David Thornton was born on August 11, 1883. He died in January 1964 at age 80. We know that David Thornton had been residing in Arkansas.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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David Thornton died in January 1964 at 80 years old. He was born on August 11, 1883. There is no information about David's immediate family. We know that David Thornton had been residing in Arkansas.

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In 1883, in the year that David Thornton was born, on February 28th, in Boston MA, the first vaudeville theater was opened by Benjamin Franklin Keith.

In 1895, at the age of merely 12 years old, David was alive when on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1941, he was 58 years old when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1958, when he was 75 years old, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1964, in the year of David Thornton's passing, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

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