Francis Thomas (1921 - 1987)

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Calhoun City, Calhoun County, Mississippi

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1921 - In the year that Francis Thomas was born, the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

1967 - At the age of 46 years old, Francis was alive when between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

1969 - At the age of 48 years old, Francis was alive when on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

1980 - When he was 59 years old, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

1987 - In the year of Francis Thomas's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Francis Thomas passed away in February 1987 at age 65. No cause of death has been entered. He was born on October 11, 1921. We are unaware of information about Francis's surviving family. We know that Francis Thomas had been residing in Calhoun City, Calhoun County, Mississippi.

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