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Sylmon Thompson (1913 - 1993)

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Sylmon Thompson
1913 - 1993
Born
January 28, 1913
Death
April 21, 1993
Last Known Residence
Whittier, Los Angeles County, California 90605
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Sylmon Thompson of Whittier, Los Angeles County, California was born on January 28, 1913, and died at age 80 years old on April 21, 1993.
Updated: November 7, 2011
Biography ID: 65992879

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Sylmon Thompson passed away at age 80 years old on April 21, 1993. Sylmon Thompson of Whittier, Los Angeles County, California was born on January 28, 1913.

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Sylmon Thompson lived 9 years longer than the average Thompson family member when they died at the age of 80.
The average age of a Thompson family member is 71.
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1913 - 1993 World Events

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In 1913, in the year that Sylmon Thompson was born, the 17th Amendment, establishing the direct election of U.S. Senators, was adopted. Previously, Senators were elected by state legislatures. As early as 1826, a call to elect senators through popular vote was championed and previous to the 17th amendment, two states had already changed their process. Governors are still able to appoint senators to vacant seats until an election can be held.

In 1932, this person was 19 years old when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1957, when this person was 44 years old, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1987, when this person was 74 years old, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

In 1993, in the year of Sylmon Thompson's passing, on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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