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Thomas L Duncan (1925 - 2003)

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Thomas L Duncan
1925 - 2003
Born
January 22, 1925
Death
September 5, 2003
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Shawneetown, Gallatin County, Illinois 62984
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Thomas L Duncan was born on January 22, 1925. He died on September 5, 2003 at age 78. We know that Thomas L Duncan had been residing in Shawneetown, Gallatin County, Illinois 62984.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Thomas L Duncan passed away on September 5, 2003 at 78 years of age. He was born on January 22, 1925. We have no information about Thomas' immediate family. We know that Thomas L Duncan had been residing in Shawneetown, Gallatin County, Illinois 62984.
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In 1925, in the year that Thomas L Duncan was born, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1946, when he was 21 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1979, he was 54 years old when on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1985, when he was 60 years old, in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

In 1996, when he was 71 years old, on July 5th, the first cloned mammal - "Dolly the Sheep" - was born in Scotland. She had three mothers. Dolly lived to be 6 years old and produced 6 lambs. Since, other sheep have been cloned as well as horses, pigs, deer, and bulls.

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