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Thelma May Jacks (1911 - 1965)

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Thelma May Jacks
1911 - 1965
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1911
Death
1965
Park, Australia
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Park, Australia
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Thelma May Jacks was born in 1911. She is the child of Horsley Thomas Jacks and Susan Elsie Horne Jacks. She died in 1965 in Park, Australia at 54 years old.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Thelma May Jacks died in 1965 in Park, Australia at 54 years of age. She was born in 1911. She is the child of Horsley Thomas Jacks and Susan Elsie Horne Jacks.
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In 1911, in the year that Thelma May Jacks was born, the first use of aircraft as an offensive weapon occurred in the Turkish-Italian War. First used for aerial reconnaissance alone, planes were then used in aerial combat to shoot down recon planes. In World War I, planes and zeppelins evolved for use in bombing.

In 1934, Thelma was 23 years old when on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1943, when she was 32 years old, on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1959, Thelma was 48 years old when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1965, in the year of Thelma May Jacks's passing, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

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