Thelma Young (1949 - 2010)

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Thelma Young
1949 - 2010
August 20, 1949
October 24, 2010
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Long Island City, Queens County, New York 11101
Thelma Young was born on August 20, 1949. She died on October 24, 2010 at 61 years old. We know that Thelma Young had been residing in Long Island City, Queens County, New York 11101.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Thelma Young passed away on October 24, 2010 at 61 years old. She was born on August 20, 1949. There is no information about Thelma's family or relationships. We know that Thelma Young had been residing in Long Island City, Queens County, New York 11101.

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In 1949, in the year that Thelma Young was born, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1957, by the time she was merely 8 years old, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1963, Thelma was just 14 years old when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1977, by the time she was 28 years old, on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

In 1984, she was 35 years old when on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

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