Thomas Machale (1887 - 1979)

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Wilkes Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

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1887 - In the year that Thomas Machale was born, on May 9th, Buffalo Bill's Wild West show opened in London. Founded in 1883, the show was attended - twice - by Queen Victoria and adored by audiences who thrilled to his fanciful acts portraying life in the "Wild West."

1905 - When he was 18 years old, federal spending was $0.57 billion, unemployment was 4.3%, and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. Current U.S. government spending is $4.268 trillion.

1910 - By the time he was 23 years old, Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

1935 - At the age of 48 years old, Thomas was alive when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

1979 - In the year of Thomas Machale's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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Thomas Machale passed away in May 1979 at 91 years old. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on October 2, 1887. We have no information about Thomas's family or relationships. We know that Thomas Machale had been residing in Wilkes Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

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