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Thomas L Locke (1924 - 1997)

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Thomas L Locke
1924 - 1997
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December 27, 1924
Death
June 23, 1997
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Whiting, Lake County, Indiana 46394
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Thomas L Locke was born on December 27, 1924. He died on June 23, 1997 at 72 years of age. We know that Thomas L Locke had been residing in Whiting, Lake County, Indiana 46394.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Thomas L Locke passed away on June 23, 1997 at 72 years of age. He was born on December 27, 1924. We are unaware of information about Thomas' immediate family. We know that Thomas L Locke had been residing in Whiting, Lake County, Indiana 46394.
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In 1924, in the year that Thomas L Locke was born, on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

In 1949, Thomas was 25 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1956, he was 32 years old when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1971, Thomas was 47 years old when in March, Intel shipped the first microprocessor to Busicom, a Japanese manufacturer of calculators. The microprocessor has since allowed computers to become smaller and faster, leading to smaller and more versatile handheld devices, home computers, and supercomputers.

In 1997, in the year of Thomas L Locke's passing, on June 26th, the first Harry Potter book by J. K. Rowling was released. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was an immediate success and spawned not only sequels but also movies, video games, plays, and amusement park attractions. J.K. Rowling, at the time of the first book a poor single mother, has become a multi-billionaire.

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