Thomas Davis (1882 - 1959)

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Thomas Davis
1882 - 1959
updated February 06, 2019
Thomas Davis was born on May 19, 1882. He died in September 1959 at 77 years old.

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In 1882, in the year that Thomas Davis was born, on September 4th, the switch to the first commercial electrical power plant in the U.S. - at 255-257 Pearl Street - was flipped by Thomas Edison. It lit one square mile of lower Manhattan and was powered by coal. The "electrical age" had begun.

In 1902, he was 20 years old when the world famous Italian tenor, Enrico Caruso, made the first gramophone recording by a popular singer. Accompanied by only a piano, his voice recordings became a big seller and did much to popularize the new-fangled gramophone. He had to sing into a metal "horn" that relayed his voice to a metal disc. And the songs had to be under 4 and a half minutes!

In 1910, by the time he was 28 years old, Halley's comet, which returns past the earth every 75 - 76 years was observed photographically for the first time. Two fortuitous events occurred - photography had been invented since the last time the comet had passed and the comet was relatively close. There was panic because one astronomer claimed that the gas from its tail "would impregnate the atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet." People bought gas masks, "anti-comet pills" and "anti-comet umbrellas".

In 1946, Thomas was 64 years old when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1959, in the year of Thomas Davis's passing, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

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Apr 3, 1905 - Jan 24, 1988
Dorothy A Davis
Feb 16, 1911 - Apr 2, 1989
Joseph R Davis
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Barbara J Davis
May 12, 1939 - Aug 15, 1999
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Feb 1, 1935 - May 17, 2002
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Helen O Davis
Nov 1, 1934 - Oct 5, 2005
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