Richard Thompson (1896 - 1969)

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Richard Thompson
1896 - 1969
updated February 06, 2019
Richard Thompson was born on November 28, 1896. He died in April 1969 at 72 years old. We know that Richard Thompson had been residing in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama 35208.


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Richard Thompson died in April 1969 at 72 years of age. He was born on November 28, 1896. There is no information about Richard's family. We know that Richard Thompson had been residing in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama 35208.
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In 1896, in the year that Richard Thompson was born, in April, the first study on global warming due to CO2 - carbon dioxide - in the atmosphere was published by Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius. Arrhenius concluded that human activity due to the Industrial Revolution would amplify CO2 in the atmosphere, causing a greenhouse effect. His conclusions have been extensively tested in the ensuing 100+ years and are still seen to hold true.

In 1914, when he was 18 years old, in only his second big-screen appearance, Charlie Chaplin played the Little Tramp, his most famous character. The silent film was made in January and released the following year. Of the character, Chaplin said: "On the way to the wardrobe I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. I wanted everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large." The moustache was added to age his 24-year-old face without masking his expressions.

In 1920, at the age of 24 years old, Richard was alive when in September, a bomb exploded in the J.P. Morgan bank building in New York City, killing 30 people immediately - 8 later died due to their injuries - and injuring another 200. Killing more people than the 1910 bombing of the LA Times (the deadliest terrorist act up until then), no one took responsibility and the perpetrators were never found. Italian anarchists were suspected of the bombing.

In 1930, by the time he was 34 years old, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1969, in the year of Richard Thompson's passing, on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

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Other Richard Thompsons

Richard Allan Thompson
Born: Sep 10, 1955
Council Bluffs, IA, United States
Richard Whaley Thompson
around 1851 - Dec 29, 1918
Richard St. George Thompson
around 1912 - Jul 13, 1943
Richard Stanley Thompson
around 1897 - Aug 30, 1918
Richard Seward Thompson
around 1897 - Jun 16, 1917
Richard Samuel Thompson
around 1893 - Jul 30, 1916
Richard Pearson Thompson
around 1922 - Nov 11, 1945
Richard Patrick Thompson
Died: Feb 3, 1916
Richard Mckinley Thompson
around 1923 - May 8, 1945
Richard Lobley Thompson
around 1893 - Jul 11, 1916
Richard Kenneth Thompson
around 1898 - Oct 14, 1918
Richard Keith Thompson
around 1923 - Aug 3, 1943
Richard James Thompson
around 1888 - Jan 25, 1917
Richard Hugh Thompson
1891 - Nov 29, 1915
East Brunswick, Australia
Richard Henry Thompson
around 1877 - Nov 6, 1915
Richard Harold (Nib) Thompson
around 1916 - Dec 13, 1940
Richard Elliott Thompson
around 1921 - Oct 12, 1941
Richard Duncan Thompson
around 1897 - Oct 26, 1917

Other Thompsons

Bernard M Thompson
Oct 5, 1910 - May 31, 2000
Odessa, TX
J Thompson
Sep 21, 1904 - July 1985
Fort Payne, Alabama
John Thompson
Oct 21, 1912 - September 1975
Robert L Thompson
Aug 16, 1912 - Oct 10, 1994
Birmingham, AL
Luther G Thompson
Jan 31, 1910 - Apr 16, 1991
McCalla, AL
James C Thompson
Feb 6, 1911 - Apr 8, 1993
Birmingham, AL
Florine H Thompson
Sep 29, 1916 - Apr 15, 1999
Montgomery, AL
James Thompson
May 13, 1911 - December 1967
Moorestown, New Jersey
Davis H Thompson
Dec 23, 1911 - Apr 26, 2004
Vincent, AL
Ernest Thompson
Sep 30, 1891 - August 1967
Chelsea, Alabama
Cathryn Thompson
Oct 31, 1907 - Dec 23, 2000
Russellville, AL
John F Thompson
May 6, 1902 - Feb 14, 1992
Boaz, AL
Daisy Thompson
Mar 18, 1914 - May 1982
Gadsden, Alabama
Evan W Thompson
Apr 9, 1913 - May 14, 1995
Birmingham, AL
Pettus Thompson
Sep 5, 1889 - March 1976
Birmingham, Alabama
George Thompson
Dec 25, 1893 - July 1943
George Thompson
Aug 21, 1911 - Oct 30, 1981
Orlando, FL
Lucile Thompson
Aug 9, 1907 - October 1983
Lewisburg, Tennessee
Lexie Thompson
Jun 30, 1892 - July 1973
Birmingham, Alabama
William Thompson
Feb 28, 1907 - September 1958

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Cecil Parks
May 22, 1910 - July 1969
Hardy Cosby
May 1, 1903 - October 1980
Birmingham, Alabama
J A Bailey
Feb 10, 1900 - Sep 2, 1988
Toccoa, GA
John M Malone
May 19, 1913 - Dec 24, 2002
Lyman, SC
Lindsey Shouse
Mar 26, 1891 - September 1981
Velma Smith
Jul 15, 1895 - Sep 7, 1993
Birmingham, AL
Carson Starnes
Jul 27, 1904 - December 1983
Birmingham, Alabama
Lucy Starnes
Jun 11, 1908 - June 1983
Pell City, Alabama
H Shirley
May 18, 1905 - February 1987
Demopolis, Alabama
Vida T Harrison
May 23, 1914 - December 1992
Marion, AL
Lorene Lloyd
Oct 30, 1900 - July 1972
Selma, Alabama
Betty S Williams
Dec 1, 1915 - Apr 23, 2004
Demopolis, AL
Golda W Debray
Sep 22, 1920 - Mar 2, 2009
Selma, AL
Virginia Etheridge
Sep 14, 1916 - May 18, 2003
San Antonio, TX
James Billingslea
Oct 7, 1880 - June 1963
Richard Kempf
Nov 22, 1903 - December 1953
Mary C Cobb
Sep 2, 1911 - Dec 3, 1991
Pearl Nonnemacher
Mar 29, 1883 - April 1966
Floyd Washburn
Aug 23, 1895 - July 1971
Uniontown, Alabama
Carolyn B Falkenberry
Nov 8, 1900 - Apr 24, 1990
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