George Thompson (1902 - 1975)

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George Thompson
1902 - 1975
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November 21, 1902
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September 1975
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South Houston, Harris County, Texas 77587
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George Thompson was born on November 21, 1902. He died in September 1975 at 72 years of age. We know that George Thompson had been residing in South Houston, Harris County, Texas 77587.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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George Thompson passed away in September 1975 at 72 years old. He was born on November 21, 1902. There is no information about George's family or relationships. We know that George Thompson had been residing in South Houston, Harris County, Texas 77587.

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In 1902, in the year that George Thompson was born, about 150 thousand United Mine Workers went on strike in eastern Pennsylvania for a wage increase and more suitable hours. They eventually got a 10% raise and their workday was reduced from 10 hours to 9. Because winter was coming and most people at the time heated their homes with coal, President Teddy Roosevelt arbitrated between the owners and the workers - the first time that the Federal government arbitrated in a strike.

In 1947, at the age of 45 years old, George was alive when 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 1955, by the time he was 53 years old, on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1964, when he was 62 years old, 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.

In 1975, in the year of George Thompson's passing, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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