James R Thompson (1945 - 1997)

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James R Thompson
1945 - 1997
updated February 06, 2019
James R Thompson was born on October 12, 1945. He died on February 15, 1997 at age 51.


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James R Thompson died on February 15, 1997 at 51 years of age. He was born on October 12, 1945. There is no information about James's immediate family.
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In 1945, in the year that James R Thompson was born, on May 7th, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Jewell Ridge Coal Corp. v. United Mine Workers of America. The Court ruled that the underground travel time of coal miners was compensable work time under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

In 1969, at the age of 24 years old, James was alive when in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

In 1973, at the age of 28 years old, James was alive when in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

In 1987, by the time he was 42 years old, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

In 1997, in the year of James R Thompson's passing, on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

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Walter Thompson
Dec 24, 1946 - August 1978
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Yong O Thompson
Sep 23, 1937 - Jan 2, 1998
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Marvin G Thompson
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Judd B Thompson
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Edna Thompson
Apr 10, 1899 - August 1982
Princeton, New Jersey
Doll G Thompson
Jan 3, 1898 - Dec 15, 1974
Yakima, WA
Jeanne L Thompson
Feb 22, 1947 - Jul 23, 2004
Gresham, OR
Alta Thompson
Jul 24, 1903 - January 1982
Phoenix, Arizona
Peggy M Thompson
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