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Maud Thompson (1919 - 1997)

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Maud Thompson
1919 - 1997
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October 27, 1919
Death
June 15, 1997
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Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11225
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Maud Thompson was born on October 27, 1919. She died on June 15, 1997 at 77 years old. We know that Maud Thompson had been residing in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11225.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Maud Thompson passed away on June 15, 1997 at age 77. She was born on October 27, 1919. We have no information about Maud's family or relationships. We know that Maud Thompson had been residing in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11225.
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In 1919, in the year that Maud Thompson was born, in Norfolk Virginia, the first rotary dial telephones were introduced by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T), making it easier to make a call without an operator.

In 1924, by the time she was just 5 years old, in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1979, when she was 60 years old, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

In 1987, she was 68 years old when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

In 1997, in the year of Maud Thompson's passing, on June 26th, the first Harry Potter book by J. K. Rowling was released. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was an immediate success and spawned not only sequels but also movies, video games, plays, and amusement park attractions. J.K. Rowling, at the time of the first book a poor single mother, has become a multi-billionaire.

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