Thomas George Burns (1901 - 1959)

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Thomas George Burns
1901 - 1959
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1901
Northcote, Australia
Death
1959
Mari, Australia
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Northcote, Australia
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Thomas George Burns was born in 1901 in Northcote, Australia. He was born to William George Burns and Martha Henley Burns. He died in 1959 in Mari, Australia at age 58.
Updated: August 6, 2019
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Thomas George Burns died in 1959 in Mari, Australia at 58 years old. He was born in 1901 in Northcote, Australia. He was born to William George Burns and Martha Henley Burns.

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In 1901, in the year that Thomas George Burns was born, Teddy Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States. TR, as he was known, had been Vice-President for 6 months when President William McKinley was assassinated. At age 42, he became the youngest President to serve although John Kennedy, at age 43, was the youngest President elected. He was a popular progressive and was elected to a second term in 1904 as a Republican, winning 56.4% of the popular vote and 336 electoral votes.

In 1919, at the age of 18 years old, Thomas was alive when Indian lawyer Mahatma Gandhi initiated the Satyagraha campaigns, beginning the nonviolent resistance movement against British rule of India. Satyagraha means "holding onto truth" and the campaign for India independence, which was eventually obtained, called for "self-suffering" rather than inflicting suffering (i.e., violence) on others.

In 1922, when he was 21 years old, the Reparations Commission assessed German liability for World War 1 at 132 billion gold marks (over $32 billion U.S. dollars at the time). This led to hyperinflation in Germany and created the political and social atmosphere in which Hitler was able to rise to power.

In 1932, he was 31 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1959, in the year of Thomas George Burns's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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