Thomas F Porter (1916 - 1990)

Thomas F Porter
1916 - 1990
updated February 06, 2019
Thomas F Porter was born on November 1, 1916. He died on September 7, 1990 at age 73.


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Thomas F Porter passed away on September 7, 1990 at 73 years of age. He was born on November 1, 1916. We have no information about Thomas's family or relationships.
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In 1916, in the year that Thomas F Porter was born, visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

In 1935, at the age of 19 years old, Thomas was alive when on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1943, Thomas was 27 years old 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 1984, when he was 68 years old, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

In 1990, in the year of Thomas F Porter's passing, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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Other Thomas Porters

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Unknown - Jun 4, 1918
1899 - Apr 16, 1918
Unknown - Jun 30, 1916
around 1914 - Jul 18, 1943
around 1923 - Mar 19, 1941
around 1910 - Feb 29, 1944
around 1886 - Jan 3, 1919
around 1892 - Sep 28, 1916
around 1924 - Jun 6, 1945
Unknown - May 20, 1918
around 1922 - Jul 4, 1943
around 1919 - Oct 23, 1942
around 1878 - Dec 27, 1917
Unknown - Oct 27, 1914
around 1886 - Jun 4, 1915
Unknown - Jun 30, 1915
around 1918 - Jul 27, 1943
around 1878 - Feb 2, 1918
around 1924 - Apr 9, 1941

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Sep 1, 1900 - January 1972
Jan 14, 1913 - April 1984
Apr 1, 1913 - Feb 11, 2001
Dec 22, 1885 - February 1969
Jan 18, 1895 - April 1974
Dec 19, 1917 - November 1986
Jun 3, 1905 - August 1967
Oct 16, 1919 - Jul 19, 1999
Jun 1, 1906 - August 1982
May 6, 1905 - June 1968
Feb 16, 1954 - Jun 23, 2011
Aug 21, 1921 - Aug 31, 2008
Apr 26, 1913 - Jun 18, 1998
May 8, 1917 - July 1983
Dec 15, 1899 - February 1986
Aug 4, 1920 - Apr 16, 2006
Jun 28, 1895 - February 1985
Oct 26, 1919 - Apr 13, 1999
Jan 4, 1913 - September 1984

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Feb 13, 1892 - February 1973
Jul 20, 1919 - Jun 16, 1991
Apr 27, 1908 - April 1976
Mar 18, 1917 - Nov 21, 1998
Jul 4, 1920 - March 1981
Apr 25, 1908 - Sep 10, 2001
Aug 5, 1914 - May 1980
Feb 6, 1914 - March 1986
Sep 18, 1912 - February 1976
Nov 12, 1915 - September 1981
Aug 13, 1918 - August 1984
Mar 7, 1916 - Nov 25, 2001
Feb 20, 1904 - April 1977
Oct 24, 1916 - June 1987
Mar 18, 1920 - Nov 4, 2007
May 6, 1918 - Dec 26, 1987
Nov 3, 1920 - December 1984
Oct 26, 1913 - Jul 8, 2006
Aug 8, 1899 - September 1963
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