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Thomas Basel (1889 - 1980)

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Thomas Basel
1889 - 1980
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July 22, 1889
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June 1980
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Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts 01605
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Thomas Basel was born on July 22, 1889. He died in June 1980 at 90 years old. We know that Thomas Basel had been residing in Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts 01605.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Thomas Basel died in June 1980 at 90 years of age. He was born on July 22, 1889. There is no information about Thomas' surviving family. We know that Thomas Basel had been residing in Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts 01605.
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In 1889, in the year that Thomas Basel was born, on March 31st, the Eiffel Tower was inaugurated. Because the elevators were not yet in operation, officials had to climb to the top of the tower - it took an hour. On May 15th, the Tower opened to the public - still without working elevators - but around 30,000 visitors still made the climb. The elevators went into operation on the 26th. The Tower wasn't considered aesthetically pleasing at the time but is now one of the most iconic structures in the world.

In 1911, he was 22 years old when the United States Supreme Court broke up Standard Oil in May. John D. Rockefeller established Standard Oil in 1870 and it was the largest oil refinery at the time. The Supreme Court found that Standard Oil of New Jersey (one of the many iterations of Standard Oil) was guilty of "monopolizing the petroleum industry through a series of abusive and anticompetitive actions". The Court broke up the several entities that comprised Standard Oil and they eventually became competing firms.

In 1936, at the age of 47 years old, Thomas was alive when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1972, he was 83 years old when on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

In 1980, in the year of Thomas Basel's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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