Roy M Thornton (1926 - 2001)

Roy M Thornton
1926 - 2001
updated February 06, 2019
Roy M Thornton was born on January 8, 1926. He died on June 26, 2001 at 75 years of age. We know that Roy M Thornton had been residing in Shepherd, San Jacinto County, Texas 77371.
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Roy M Thornton passed away on June 26, 2001 at 75 years of age. He was born on January 8, 1926. We have no information about Roy's immediate family. We know that Roy M Thornton had been residing in Shepherd, San Jacinto County, Texas 77371.
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In 1926, in the year that Roy M Thornton was born, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1935, by the time he was only 9 years old, on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1956, Roy was 30 years old when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1969, he was 43 years old when in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

In 1989, when he was 63 years old, on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

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1898 - 1981
1915 - 1980

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Jul 15, 1905 - January 1981
Jun 2, 1911 - Mar 24, 1990
Feb 28, 1896 - December 1963
Feb 13, 1908 - July 1973
Dec 9, 1915 - April 1981
Mar 3, 1902 - June 1967
Nov 30, 1903 - March 1970
Dec 16, 1922 - Apr 13, 2003
Apr 22, 1884 - October 1962
Sep 15, 1925 - Aug 1, 2004
Sep 22, 1927 - May 22, 2008
Jul 27, 1926 - December 1972
Sep 29, 1925 - May 7, 2009
Jan 11, 1927 - November 1979
Nov 1, 1926 - Feb 17, 1999
Dec 20, 1885 - July 1968
Aug 4, 1928 - Oct 8, 2007
Jan 14, 1927 - Dec 27, 2000
Jan 3, 1903 - May 1987
Oct 22, 1921 - Apr 27, 2005

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Apr 29, 1923 - Sep 2, 2007
Oct 22, 1904 - Apr 14, 1989
Jun 11, 1923 - Feb 13, 1997
Jul 2, 1881 - January 1974
Jun 15, 1923 - January 1979
Oct 26, 1925 - January 1982
Mar 25, 1921 - Jan 15, 1998
Aug 25, 1901 - October 1965
Dec 5, 1916 - September 1986
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Sep 23, 1923 - Dec 30, 2002
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