Herbert Thurman (1927 - 2000)

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Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County, California

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1927 - In the year that Herbert Thurman was born, in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

1931 - By the time he was only 4 years old, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

1950 - He was 23 years old when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

1961 - At the age of 34 years old, Herbert was alive when on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

1987 - When he was 60 years old, 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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Herbert Thurman died on October 22, 2000 at age 73. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on June 29, 1927. We are unaware of information about Herbert's family. We know that Herbert Thurman had been residing in Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County, California.

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