Jennie Thompson (1891 - 1965)

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Jennie Thompson
1891 - 1965
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April 7, 1891
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August 1965
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Florida
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Jennie Thompson was born on April 7, 1891. She died in August 1965 at 74 years of age. We know that Jennie Thompson had been residing in Florida.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Jennie Thompson died in August 1965 at 74 years old. She was born on April 7, 1891. We are unaware of information about Jennie's immediate family. We know that Jennie Thompson had been residing in Florida.

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In 1891, in the year that Jennie Thompson was born, on June 25th, in the July issue of The Strand Magazine in London, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes appeared in a series of short stories for the first time. Doyle eventually wrote 4 novels and 56 short stories with Holmes as the main character.

In 1905, at the age of only 14 years old, Jennie was alive when acclaimed dancer Isadora Duncan established the first school of modern dance in Berlin Germany. Isadora Duncan, born in San Francisco California, dedicated herself to the creation of beauty - through dance. Her focus on the movement of the human body rather than formal kinds of dance helped to give rise to the modern dance movement.

In 1914, she was 23 years old when in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

In 1948, by the time she was 57 years old, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1965, in the year of Jennie Thompson's passing, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

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