Marguerite Thompson (1909 - 1994)

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Marguerite Thompson
1909 - 1994
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February 27, 1909
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December 27, 1994
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Greeneville, Greene County, Tennessee 37743
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Marguerite Thompson was born on February 27, 1909. She died on December 27, 1994 at 85 years of age. We know that Marguerite Thompson had been residing in Greeneville, Greene County, Tennessee 37743.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Marguerite Thompson passed away on December 27, 1994 at 85 years of age. She was born on February 27, 1909. We have no information about Marguerite's family. We know that Marguerite Thompson had been residing in Greeneville, Greene County, Tennessee 37743.

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In 1909, in the year that Marguerite Thompson was born, William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States on March 4th. Previously Secretary of War, Judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Solicitor General of the U.S., and Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba, Taft was the only President who went on to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

In 1926, by the time she was 17 years old, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1959, she was 50 years old 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.

In 1980, she was 71 years old when 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 1994, in the year of Marguerite Thompson's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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