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Julian Thomas (1918 - 1984)

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Julian Thomas
1918 - 1984
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September 13, 1918
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December 1984
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Lafayette, Lafayette County, Louisiana 70507
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Julian Thomas was born on September 13, 1918. He died in December 1984 at 66 years old. We know that Julian Thomas had been residing in Lafayette, Lafayette County, Louisiana 70507.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Julian Thomas passed away in December 1984 at age 66. He was born on September 13, 1918. We are unaware of information about Julian's immediate family. We know that Julian Thomas had been residing in Lafayette, Lafayette County, Louisiana 70507.
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In 1918, in the year that Julian Thomas was born, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

In 1931, by the time he was only 13 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1959, he was 41 years old when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1961, by the time he was 43 years old, on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

In 1984, in the year of Julian Thomas's passing, on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

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