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Thelma R Mowry (1913 - 1990)

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Thelma R Mowry
1913 - 1990
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August 9, 1913
Death
June 3, 1990
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Thelma R Mowry was born on August 9, 1913. She died on June 3, 1990 at 76 years old.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Thelma R Mowry passed away on June 3, 1990 at age 76. She was born on August 9, 1913. There is no information about Thelma's family.
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1913 - 1990 World Events

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In 1913, in the year that Thelma R Mowry was born, Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

In 1948, at the age of 35 years old, Thelma was alive when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1977, Thelma was 64 years old when on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

In 1985, at the age of 72 years old, Thelma was alive when on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

In 1990, in the year of Thelma R Mowry's passing, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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