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Ollie B Thompson (1916 - 2009)

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Ollie B Thompson
1916 - 2009
Born
June 7, 1916
Death
December 21, 2009
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Hazen, Prairie County, Arkansas 72064
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Ollie B Thompson was born on June 7, 1916. He died on December 21, 2009 at 93 years old. We know that Ollie B Thompson had been residing in Hazen, Prairie County, Arkansas 72064.
Updated: November 5, 2011
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Ollie B Thompson died on December 21, 2009 at age 93. He was born on June 7, 1916. We are unaware of information about Ollie's family. We know that Ollie B Thompson had been residing in Hazen, Prairie County, Arkansas 72064.
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In 1916, in the year that Ollie B Thompson was born, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

In 1939, at the age of 23 years old, Ollie was alive when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1969, when he was 53 years old, one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

In 1970, he was 54 years old when on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

In 1987, Ollie was 71 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.

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