Thomas J Runzo (1908 - 2010)

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Thomas J Runzo
1908 - 2010
March 9, 1908
May 17, 2010
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Carterville, Williamson County, Illinois 62918
Thomas J Runzo was born on March 9, 1908. He died on May 17, 2010 at 102 years of age. We know that Thomas J Runzo had been residing in Carterville, Williamson County, Illinois 62918.
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Thomas J Runzo passed away on May 17, 2010 at 102 years old. He was born on March 9, 1908. There is no information about Thomas's immediate family. We know that Thomas J Runzo had been residing in Carterville, Williamson County, Illinois 62918.

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In 1908, in the year that Thomas J Runzo was born, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was established as the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States; it simultaneously served as the nation's prime federal law enforcement agency. Stanley Finch was the first Chief (now called Director).

In 1911, Thomas was only 3 years old when Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, along with four fellow Norwegian explorers. After hearing that Peary had beaten him to the North Pole, Amundsen decided to tackle the South Pole. On December 14th, he succeeded.

In 1939, Thomas was 31 years old when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1966, when he was 58 years old, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1975, at the age of 67 years old, Thomas was alive when on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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