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Fred Thompson (1901 - 1966)

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Fred Thompson
1901 - 1966
Born
February 25, 1901
Death
February 1966
Last Known Residence
Barberton, Summit County, Ohio 44203
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Fred Thompson of Barberton, Summit County, Ohio was born on February 25, 1901, and died at age 65 years old in February 1966.
Updated: October 7, 2011
Biography ID: 33108084

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Fred Thompson passed away at age 65 years old in February 1966. Fred Thompson of Barberton, Summit County, Ohio was born on February 25, 1901.

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Fred Thompson lived 7 years shorter than the average Thompson family member when he died at the age of 64.
The average age of a Thompson family member is 71.
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1901 - 1966 World Events

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In 1901, in the year that Fred Thompson was born, shortly after beginning his second term, President McKinley was assassinated by the self proclaimed anarchist Leon Czolgosz. The last President to have served in the Civil War - he began as a private and ended the war as a brevet major - McKinley was a Republican. First elected in 1896, he was re-elected in 1900. Six months after the swearing in, McKinley was shot - and died of the gangrene that set in as a result.

In 1912, by the time he was just 11 years old, New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union in January. Previously a province of Mexico, then a territory of the United States and mostly populated by Native Americans and Mexicans, once it became a U.S. territory it was increasingly colonized by European-American settlers. Its population was over 327,000 when it became a state.

In 1927, at the age of 26 years old, Fred was alive when the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1943, Fred was 42 years old when on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1966, in the year of Fred Thompson's passing, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

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