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Michael J Thacker (1944 - 2006)

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Michael J Thacker
1944 - 2006
Born
December 22, 1944
Death
February 7, 2006
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Hasbrouck Heights, Bergen County, New Jersey 07604
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Michael J Thacker was born on December 22, 1944. He died on February 7, 2006 at age 61. We know that Michael J Thacker had been residing in Hasbrouck Heights, Bergen County, New Jersey 07604.
Updated: October 5, 2011
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Michael J Thacker died on February 7, 2006 at age 61. He was born on December 22, 1944. There is no information about Michael's family. We know that Michael J Thacker had been residing in Hasbrouck Heights, Bergen County, New Jersey 07604.
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In 1944, in the year that Michael J Thacker was born, on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

In 1957, Michael was only 13 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 1962, by the time he was 18 years old, on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1983, Michael was 39 years old when physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

In 1991, by the time he was 47 years old, on January 16th, Allied forces began the first phase of Operation Desert Storm. Saddam Hussein's forces had previously invaded the sovereign state of Kuwait and the focus of the operation was to remove his Iraqi troops from Kuwait. On February 24th, the ground war began. Within 100 hours, American ground troops declared Kuwait liberated.

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