John K Thomas

(1916 - 2002)

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John K Thomas
1916 - 2002
Born
August 27, 1916
Death
October 9, 2002
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New Albany, Union County, Mississippi 38652
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John K Thomas was born on August 27, 1916. He died on October 9, 2002 at 86 years of age. We know that John K Thomas had been residing in New Albany, Union County, Mississippi 38652.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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John K Thomas passed away on October 9, 2002 at 86 years of age. He was born on August 27, 1916. There is no information about John's immediate family. We know that John K Thomas had been residing in New Albany, Union County, Mississippi 38652.

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In 1916, in the year that John K Thomas was born, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

In 1941, at the age of 25 years old, John was alive when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1954, at the age of 38 years old, John was alive when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1980, when he was 64 years old, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

In 1995, he was 79 years old when on September 3rd, eBay was founded in San Jose California. Beginning as simply a place for Pierre Omidyar's girlfriend (now wife) to share her Pez passion and collection online, the site has become a multibillion-dollar business and operates in 30 countries.

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