Thomas M Bleakney (1902 - 2005)

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Thomas M Bleakney
1902 - 2005
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August 15, 1902
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November 19, 2005
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Seattle, King County, Washington 98177
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Thomas M Bleakney was born on August 15, 1902. He died on November 19, 2005 at 103 years old. We know that Thomas M Bleakney had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98177.
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Thomas M Bleakney passed away on November 19, 2005 at 103 years old. He was born on August 15, 1902. We have no information about Thomas's family. We know that Thomas M Bleakney had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98177.

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In 1902, in the year that Thomas M Bleakney was born, the modern air conditioner was invented by Willis H. Carrier. The company that he worked for needed to find a way to control humidity and by solving this problem, Carrier created a system that could be used for cooling the rooms of a house. The Sun Belt thanks him!

In 1943, when he was 41 years old, on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1956, by the time he was 54 years old, this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1977, Thomas was 75 years old when on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

In 1981, he was 79 years old when on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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