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Thomas George Hughes (1896 - 1961)

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Thomas George Hughes
1896 - 1961
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1896
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1961
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Thomas George Hughes was born in 1896. He is the child of Thomas Hughes and Jane Horick Hughes. He died in 1961 in Melbourne, Australia at age 65.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Thomas George Hughes died in 1961 in Melbourne, Australia at 65 years old. He was born in 1896. He is the child of Thomas Hughes and Jane Horick Hughes.
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In 1896, in the year that Thomas George Hughes was born, on January 4th, Utah became the 45th state in the United States. After the LDS Church banned polygamy in 1890, Utah's application for statehood became acceptable to Congress and the Utah Territory became Utah..

In 1933, when he was 37 years old, on March 4th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the 32nd President of the United States. He was elected four times (equaled by no other President) and guided the United States through the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and World War 2. His wife was his cousin Eleanor Roosevelt (Teddy Roosevelt's niece) who President Truman called "First Lady of the World". Some of the major programs that survive from his presidency are the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wagner Act (The National Labor Relations Act of 1935) , the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Social Security.

In 1945, by the time he was 49 years old, on April 12th, Harry S. Truman sworn in as President of the United States at 7p in Washington, D.C. His first term lasted 3 years and 283 days - then he ran for re-election.

In 1958, at the age of 62 years old, Thomas was alive when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1961, in the year of Thomas George Hughes's passing, on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

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