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Thomas James (1886 - 1970)

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Thomas James
1886 - 1970
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August 29, 1886
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March 1970
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San Jose, Santa Clara County, California 95124
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Thomas James was born on August 29, 1886. He died in March 1970 at age 83. We know that Thomas James had been residing in San Jose, Santa Clara County, California 95124.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Thomas James passed away in March 1970 at 83 years of age. He was born on August 29, 1886. There is no information about Thomas' family. We know that Thomas James had been residing in San Jose, Santa Clara County, California 95124.
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In 1886, in the year that Thomas James was born, on February 14th, the first train left Los Angeles for the East -by the way of the transcontinental railroad - with a cargo of oranges. Due to irrigation and the import of water, Los Angeles was the ideal place to grow oranges - which became a popular addition to Christmas stockings.

In 1932, when he was 46 years old, 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 1948, he was 62 years old when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1962, Thomas was 76 years old when on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

In 1970, in the year of Thomas James's passing, on April 10th, Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. (John Lennon had previously told the band that he was leaving but hadn't publicly announced it.) By the end of the year, each Beatle had his own album.

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