Thomas Locke (1886 - 1980)

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Thomas Locke
1886 - 1980
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August 8, 1886
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February 1980
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Wynne, Cross County, Arkansas 72396
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Thomas Locke was born on August 8, 1886. He died in February 1980 at 93 years of age. We know that Thomas Locke had been residing in Wynne, Cross County, Arkansas 72396.
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Thomas Locke died in February 1980 at 93 years of age. He was born on August 8, 1886. There is no information about Thomas's immediate family. We know that Thomas Locke had been residing in Wynne, Cross County, Arkansas 72396.

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In 1886, in the year that Thomas Locke was born, on June 13th, the "Great Vancouver Fire" destroyed most of Vancouver, British Columbia. A small brush fire got out of control and spread to the rest of the city. Dozens of people died and it was only after the fire that money was raised for a fire hall. The local Squamish tribe rescued people who had jumped into bodies of water to escape the conflagration.

In 1905, Thomas was 19 years old when the German born physicist, Albert Einstein, proposed the Special Theory of Relativity: 1) that observers can never detect uniform motion except relative to other objects and that 2) unlike the velocity of massive objects, the speed of light is a constant and is the same for all observers independent of their constant velocity toward or away from the light source. Not such simple concepts that lead to the equation everyone now knows: E = mc2.

In 1925, Thomas was 39 years old when 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 1959, he was 73 years old when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1980, in the year of Thomas Locke's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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