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Thomas Locke (1911 - 1978)

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Thomas Locke
1911 - 1978
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April 7, 1911
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February 1978
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Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60620
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Thomas Locke was born on April 7, 1911. He died in February 1978 at 66 years of age. We know that Thomas Locke had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60620.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Thomas Locke died in February 1978 at 66 years old. He was born on April 7, 1911. There is no information about Thomas' immediate family. We know that Thomas Locke had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60620.
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In 1911, in the year that Thomas Locke was born, the Triangle Shirtwaist fire occurred, one of the deadliest industrial disasters in U.S. history. 146 workers (123 women and 23 men, many of them recent Jewish and Italian immigrants) died from the fire or by jumping to escape the fire and smoke. The garment factory was on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of a building in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Doors to stairwells and exits had been locked in order to prevent workers from taking unauthorized breaks and to prevent theft, so they couldn't escape by normal means when the fire broke out. Due to the disaster, legislation was passed to protect sweatshop workers.

In 1926, Thomas was only 15 years old when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1947, at the age of 36 years old, Thomas was alive when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1969, by the time he was 58 years old, one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

In 1978, in the year of Thomas Locke's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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