James W Thompson (1915 - 2004)

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James W Thompson
1915 - 2004
updated February 06, 2019
James W Thompson was born on July 6, 1915. He died on March 21, 2004 at 88 years of age. We know that James W Thompson had been residing in Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi 39211.

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James W Thompson died on March 21, 2004 at age 88. He was born on July 6, 1915. There is no information about James's immediate family. We know that James W Thompson had been residing in Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi 39211.
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In 1915, in the year that James W Thompson was born, Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

In 1920, by the time he was merely 5 years old, the National Football League, first called the American Professional Football Association, was created. College football was more popular than pro football and rising player salaries were bankrupting league owners. In response, owners created the NFL, using the pro baseball association as a model. Eleven teams were formed: the Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, Dayton Triangles, Decatur Staleys, Hammond Pros, Massillon Tigers, Muncie Flyers, Racine Cardinals, Rochester Jeffersons and Rock Island Independents.

In 1965, James was 50 years old when on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1971, at the age of 56 years old, James was alive when in March, Intel shipped the first microprocessor to Busicom, a Japanese manufacturer of calculators. The microprocessor has since allowed computers to become smaller and faster, leading to smaller and more versatile handheld devices, home computers, and supercomputers.

In 1983, by the time he was 68 years old, on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

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Dec 10, 1944 - March 1984
Emily G Thompson
Mar 9, 1941 - May 12, 1993
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Mar 4, 1900 - May 1972
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Mamie Thompson
Feb 17, 1923 - May 31, 2011
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May 1, 1941 - Nov 3, 2003
Minneapolis, MN
George Thompson
Mar 4, 1943 - Jan 10, 2004
Woodville, MS
Willie Thompson
Aug 16, 1945 - January 1972
Tyree Thompson
May 15, 1902 - December 1981
Summit, Mississippi
Linda B Thompson
Nov 5, 1946 - Jun 28, 2003
Jackson, MS
James Thompson
Aug 6, 1946 - April 1982
Michael S Thompson
Mar 26, 1947 - Jul 6, 1996
Columbia, MS
Carrie J Thompson
Apr 29, 1903 - Mar 1, 1997
Whitfield, MS
Pearlina Thompson
Feb 4, 1938 - Feb 19, 1994
Jackson, MS
Mary L Thompson
Jun 24, 1942 - Aug 7, 2004
Jackson, MS
Corine Thompson
Oct 18, 1912 - January 1995
Ruleville, MS
Tommy J Thompson
Jul 30, 1946 - Dec 16, 2008
Rome, MS
James O Thompson
Dec 23, 1948 - Apr 19, 2001
Brandon, MS
Robbie G Thompson
Jun 2, 1921 - Jan 23, 2001
Cleveland, MS

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