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Theresa Thompson (1888 - 1973)

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Theresa Thompson
1888 - 1973
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December 20, 1888
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May 15, 1973
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Natchitoches, Natchitoches County, Louisiana 71457
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Theresa Thompson was born on December 20, 1888. She died on May 15, 1973 at age 84. We know that Theresa Thompson had been residing in Natchitoches, Natchitoches County, Louisiana 71457.
Updated: November 7, 2011
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Theresa Thompson passed away on May 15, 1973 at 84 years of age. She was born on December 20, 1888. There is no information about Theresa's family or relationships. We know that Theresa Thompson had been residing in Natchitoches, Natchitoches County, Louisiana 71457.
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1888 - 1973 World Events

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In 1888, in the year that Theresa Thompson was born, on August 7th, the body of a prostitute was found in the Whitechapel section of London. Martha Tabram had been stabbed 39 times - a possible but not confirmed victim of Jack the Ripper. On August 31st, the body of Mary Ann Nichols was found - stabbed and mutilated. On September 8th, the body of Annie Chapman was found - throat slit and disemboweled. On September 30th, Elizabeth Stride, also a prostitute in Whitechapel, was found dead from a slit throat. Within an hour, another body was discovered - Catherine Eddowes'. She was far more savagely murdered and it is thought that the Ripper had more time with her. Then, on November 9th, the body of prostitute Mary Jane Kelly was found in a boarding room in Whitechapel. Considered to be the probable fifth, and last, of Jack the Ripper's victims, Kelly's was the most savage of his murders.

In 1901, when she was only 13 years old, shortly after beginning his second term, President McKinley was assassinated by the self proclaimed anarchist Leon Czolgosz. The last President to have served in the Civil War - he began as a private and ended the war as a brevet major - McKinley was a Republican. First elected in 1896, he was re-elected in 1900. Six months after the swearing in, McKinley was shot - and died of the gangrene that set in as a result.

In 1928, Theresa was 40 years old when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1966, she was 78 years old when on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1973, in the year of Theresa Thompson's passing, on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

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