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Thomas Arthur Lunt (1899 - 1970)

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Thomas Arthur Lunt
1899 - 1970
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1899
Corryong, Australia
Death
1970
Corr, Australia
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Corryong, Australia
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Thomas Arthur Lunt was born in 1899 in Corryong, Australia. He is the child of Sydney Thomas Lunt and Alice Mary (Button) Lunt. He died in 1970 in Corr, Australia at 71 years of age.
Updated: July 30, 2019
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Thomas Arthur Lunt passed away in 1970 in Corr, Australia at 71 years old. He was born in 1899 in Corryong, Australia. He is the child of Sydney Thomas Lunt and Alice Mary (Button) Lunt.
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In 1899, in the year that Thomas Arthur Lunt was born, on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

In 1938, when he was 39 years old, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1943, at the age of 44 years old, Thomas was alive when on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

In 1955, by the time he was 56 years old, on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1970, in the year of Thomas Arthur Lunt's passing, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

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