Oscar Thompson (1929 - 1997)

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Oscar Thompson
1929 - 1997
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January 25, 1929
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March 21, 1997
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Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida 32308
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Oscar Thompson was born on January 25, 1929. He died on March 21, 1997 at 68 years old. We know that Oscar Thompson had been residing in Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida 32308.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Oscar Thompson passed away on March 21, 1997 at age 68. He was born on January 25, 1929. There is no information about Oscar's surviving family. We know that Oscar Thompson had been residing in Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida 32308.

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In 1929, in the year that Oscar Thompson was born, American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1936, he was only 7 years old when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1942, at the age of merely 13 years old, Oscar was alive when on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

In 1985, Oscar was 56 years old when on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics.com. Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

In 1997, in the year of Oscar 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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