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George Thompson (1861 - 1950)

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George Thompson
1861 - 1950
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1861
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1950
Chelt, Australia
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Chelt, Australia
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George Thompson was born in 1861. He is the child of Andrew Thompson and Mary Ann Tuckett Thompson. He died in 1950 in Chelt, Australia at 89 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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George Thompson passed away in 1950 in Chelt, Australia at 89 years old. He was born in 1861. He is the child of Andrew Thompson and Mary Ann Tuckett Thompson.
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In 1861, in the year that George Thompson was born, on February 11th the U.S. House voted unanimously to guarantee noninterference with slavery in any state, allowing states to decide whether they would allow slavery or not.

In 1874, George was just 13 years old when on November 4th, the Democratic Party regained control of the US House of Representatives - the first time since 1860. The Democrats now held 183 seats - up 94 - and the Republicans held 106 - down 93.

In 1927, George was 66 years old when aviator and media darling Charles Lindbergh, age 25, made the first successful solo TransAtlantic flight. "Lucky Lindy" took off from Long Island in New York and flew to Paris, covering  3,600 statute miles and flying for 33 1⁄2-hours. His plane "The Spirit of St. Louis" was a fabric-covered, single-seat, single-engine "Ryan NYP" high-wing monoplane designed by both Lindbergh and the manufacturer's chief engineer.

In 1945, at the age of 84 years old, George was alive when on August 6th, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. On August 9th, an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. At least 129,000 people were killed in the two bombings and they still remain the only use of atomic bombs in war. An invasion on mainland Japan had been planned but President Truman ordered the bombs dropped instead.

In 1950, in the year of George Thompson's passing, on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

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