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Sonja Rae Thompson (1949 - 1967)

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Sonja Rae Thompson
1949 - 1967
Born
December 30, 1949
Death
October 22, 1967
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Sonja Rae Thompson was born on December 30, 1949, and died at age 17 years old on October 22, 1967. Sonja Thompson was buried at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery Section M Site 186 7601 34th Avenue, South, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Sonja Rae Thompson.
Updated: August 24, 2013
Biography ID: 122504943

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Sonja Thompson passed away at age 17 years old on October 22, 1967, and was buried at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery Section M Site 186 7601 34th Avenue, South, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Sonja Rae Thompson was born on December 30, 1949. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Sonja Rae Thompson.

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Sonja Rae Thompson lived 54 years shorter than the average Thompson family member when she died at the age of 17.
The average age of a Thompson family member is 71.
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1949 - 1967 World Events

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In 1949, in the year that Sonja Rae Thompson was born, on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1950, when she was only 1 year old, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1953, at the age of merely 4 years old, Sonja was alive when actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

In 1967, in the year of Sonja Rae Thompson's passing, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

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