Thomas Jennings (1916 - 1976)

Thomas Jennings
1916 - 1976
updated February 06, 2019
Thomas Jennings was born on May 24, 1916. He died in June 1976 at age 60. We know that Thomas Jennings had been residing in Keansburg, Monmouth County, New Jersey 07734.


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Thomas Jennings passed away in June 1976 at 60 years old. He was born on May 24, 1916. We are unaware of information about Thomas's family or relationships. We know that Thomas Jennings had been residing in Keansburg, Monmouth County, New Jersey 07734.
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In 1916, in the year that Thomas Jennings was born, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

In 1926, at the age of merely 10 years old, Thomas was alive when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1941, he was 25 years old when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1955, by the time he was 39 years old, on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1976, in the year of Thomas Jennings's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

Other Biographies

Other Thomas Jenningses

around 1909 - Nov 14, 1946
around 1896 - Mar 8, 1941
around 1886 - Oct 26, 1918
around 1886 - Aug 27, 1919
around 1889 - May 31, 1916
Unknown - Aug 27, 1945
around 1921 - May 27, 1940
around 1913 - Oct 24, 1942
around 1894 - Sep 16, 1916
around 1912 - Mar 13, 1943
around 1885 - Jan 28, 1916
Unknown - Dec 11, 1917
around 1919 - Nov 2, 1941
around 1890 - Sep 26, 1916
around 1889 - Sep 2, 1917
around 1878 - Jul 20, 1916
around 1894 - Apr 19, 1918
around 1915 - Apr 15, 1943
around 1876 - Oct 16, 1940
Unknown - Apr 21, 1941

Other Jenningses

Oct 1, 1913 - Oct 29, 1992
Feb 22, 1903 - November 1970
Dec 17, 1907 - Mar 28, 1997
Aug 1, 1915 - Dec 24, 2003
Oct 15, 1908 - December 1977
May 5, 1910 - Jan 15, 2001
Jan 11, 1925 - Dec 3, 2004
Jan 22, 1896 - August 1963
Feb 16, 1929 - Aug 22, 2001
Jul 6, 1928 - November 1986
Oct 9, 1903 - November 1980
Nov 3, 1907 - Mar 11, 2004
Jun 19, 1890 - November 1967
Sep 23, 1897 - August 1976
Jul 28, 1897 - Jun 30, 1990
May 27, 1900 - June 1981
Sep 9, 1882 - January 1969
Feb 21, 1894 - October 1973
Apr 20, 1951 - Jan 22, 1992
Sep 10, 1953 - October 1992

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Jun 8, 1918 - Nov 27, 2007
Sep 5, 1911 - February 1986
May 18, 1899 - December 1986
Nov 24, 1898 - March 1977
Nov 23, 1901 - January 1989
Jun 16, 1910 - August 1978
Sep 15, 1904 - May 27, 1993
Jun 20, 1893 - September 1978
Jun 12, 1916 - Nov 5, 1998
Jul 16, 1895 - February 1966
Jun 11, 1899 - June 1971
Nov 22, 1906 - October 1985
Sep 26, 1897 - December 1974
Mar 3, 1899 - May 1984
May 25, 1915 - Jan 6, 2010
Apr 24, 1915 - April 1972
Dec 20, 1917 - Apr 26, 2011
May 15, 1915 - Aug 18, 1997
May 3, 1903 - Oct 17, 1992
Apr 17, 1900 - Feb 8, 1996
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