Laura R Thompson (1909 - 2006)

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Laura R Thompson
1909 - 2006
August 4, 1909
September 4, 2006
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Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida 32304
Laura R Thompson was born on August 4, 1909. She died on September 4, 2006 at 97 years old. We know that Laura R Thompson had been residing in Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida 32304.
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Laura R Thompson died on September 4, 2006 at 97 years old. She was born on August 4, 1909. There is no information about Laura's family. We know that Laura R Thompson had been residing in Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida 32304.

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In 1909, in the year that Laura R Thompson was born, the New York Times published the first movie review. It was a report on D.W. Griffith's movie "Pippa Passes" also called "The Song of Conscience", a silent film. The review said that this work was moving away from "lurid material that attracted the wrath of censors and concerned citizens and toward more respectable ends. The movie was the story of a young female factory worker, on her day off, wandering and singing - thus changing the hearts of those around her towards good.

In 1934, at the age of 25 years old, Laura was alive when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1957, she was 48 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1979, at the age of 70 years old, Laura was alive when on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1980, at the age of 71 years old, Laura was alive when on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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