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Thomas Loyd (1889 - 1974)

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Thomas Loyd
1889 - 1974
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April 12, 1889
Death
October 1974
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Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama 36605
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Thomas Loyd was born on April 12, 1889. He died in October 1974 at 85 years of age. We know that Thomas Loyd had been residing in Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama 36605.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Thomas Loyd died in October 1974 at 85 years old. He was born on April 12, 1889. We are unaware of information about Thomas' surviving family. We know that Thomas Loyd had been residing in Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama 36605.
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In 1889, in the year that Thomas Loyd was born, on March 4th, Benjamin Harrison became the 23rd President of the United States. His grandfather, William Henry Harrison, was the 9th President of the United States. His father, John Scott Harrison - son of William Henry - was in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In 1895, he was only 6 years old when on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1927, he was 38 years old when aviator and media darling Charles Lindbergh, age 25, made the first successful solo TransAtlantic flight. "Lucky Lindy" took off from Long Island in New York and flew to Paris, covering  3,600 statute miles and flying for 33 1⁄2-hours. His plane "The Spirit of St. Louis" was a fabric-covered, single-seat, single-engine "Ryan NYP" high-wing monoplane designed by both Lindbergh and the manufacturer's chief engineer.

In 1960, by the time he was 71 years old, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1974, in the year of Thomas Loyd's passing, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

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