Thelma M Brown (1909 - 1998)

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Thelma M Brown
1909 - 1998
May 22, 1909
September 10, 1998
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Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas 77707
Thelma M Brown was born on May 22, 1909. She died on September 10, 1998 at 89 years old. We know that Thelma M Brown had been residing in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas 77707.
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Thelma M Brown died on September 10, 1998 at 89 years of age. She was born on May 22, 1909. We are unaware of information about Thelma's family. We know that Thelma M Brown had been residing in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas 77707.

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In 1909, in the year that Thelma M Brown was born, the NAACP was founded by W. E. B. Du Bois. The organization focused on legal strategies designed to confront the critical civil rights issues of the day - which included lynching and segregation in schools. The goal was to secure for all people the rights guaranteed in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution.

In 1910, Thelma was only 1 year old when the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. U.S. publisher W.D. Boyce was visiting England when he became lost in the London fog. An unknown Boy Scout helped him find his way out, declining a tip (he said that he was a Boy Scout and was doing his good deed for the day). Boyce was so impressed that he incorporated the Boy Scouts of America when he returned home. Its purpose was "to teach boys patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred values."

In 1933, at the age of 24 years old, Thelma was alive when on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1980, when she was 71 years old, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

In 1998, in the year of Thelma M Brown's passing, on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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