Geraldine Rae Thomsen (1922 - 2005)

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Burial / Funeral

Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Section G Site 99,
1900 Buchanan Blvd., Boulder City, Nv

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Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada

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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: GM3C
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Rae

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1922 - In the year that Geraldine Rae Thomsen was born, the Reparations Commission assessed German liability for World War 1 at 132 billion gold marks (over $32 billion U.S. dollars at the time). This led to hyperinflation in Germany and created the political and social atmosphere in which Hitler was able to rise to power.

1935 - She was only 13 years old when on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

1949 - Geraldine was 27 years old when comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

1984 - She was 62 years old when on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

1989 - Geraldine was 67 years old when on November 9th, the Berlin Wall fell. The Wall was built by the East Germans to keep East Berliners from escaping into West Berlin, separating families and friends. When the head of the East German Communist Party announced that day that East Berliners could cross whenever they pleased, happy crowds surged across the border. People brought tools and took parts of the hated wall.

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Geraldine Rae Thomsen passed away on October 18, 2005 at age 82. No cause of death has been listed for Geraldine. She was buried in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery Section G Site 99, Boulder City, Nv. She was born on November 5, 1922. There is no information about Geraldine's surviving family. We know that Geraldine Rae Thomsen had been residing in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada.

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