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Thelma M Drasher (1923 - 2005)

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Thelma M Drasher
1923 - 2005
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August 13, 1923
Death
November 17, 2005
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Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania 18635
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Thelma M Drasher was born on August 13, 1923. She died on November 17, 2005 at 82 years old. We know that Thelma M Drasher had been residing in Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania 18635.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Thelma M Drasher passed away on November 17, 2005 at age 82. She was born on August 13, 1923. We have no information about Thelma's family or relationships. We know that Thelma M Drasher had been residing in Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania 18635.
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In 1923, in the year that Thelma M Drasher was born, on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

In 1943, when she was 20 years old, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1968, when she was 45 years old, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

In 1980, by the time she was 57 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, Thelma was 75 years old when 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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