Laverne Thomas Jr (1914 - 2003)

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Alexandria, Rapides County, Louisiana

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1914 - In the year that Laverne Thomas Jr was born, 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.

1959 - At the age of 45 years old, Laverne was alive when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

1960 - At the age of 46 years old, Laverne was alive when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

1965 - At the age of 51 years old, Laverne was alive when 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.

1981 - By the time she was 67 years old, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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Laverne Thomas Jr passed away on November 27, 2003 at 89 years old. No cause of death has been entered for Laverne. She was born on October 3, 1914. We have no information about Laverne's family or relationships. We know that Laverne Thomas Jr had been residing in Alexandria, Rapides County, Louisiana.

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