Lyle Thurman (1898 - 1968)

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Modesto, Stanislaus County, California

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1898 - In the year that Lyle Thurman was born, magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

1923 - He was 25 years old when the A.C. Nielsen Company was founded in Chicago. It provided an audience measurement system that could provide radio station owners with information on their listeners and the popularity of their shows. Later, the Nielsen company became the basis for the fate of television programs.

1940 - When he was 42 years old, on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

1945 - Lyle was 47 years old when on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

1968 - In the year of Lyle Thurman's passing, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

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Lyle Thurman died in November 1968 at age 70. There is no known cause of death for Lyle. He was born on September 10, 1898. We are unaware of information about Lyle's family or relationships. We know that Lyle Thurman had been residing in Modesto, Stanislaus County, California.

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