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Thomas Mayhew (1911 - 1976)

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Thomas Mayhew
1911 - 1976
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January 11, 1911
Death
November 1976
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Santee, San Diego County, California 92071
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Thomas Mayhew was born on January 11, 1911. He died in November 1976 at 65 years old. We know that Thomas Mayhew had been residing in Santee, San Diego County, California 92071.
Updated: November 12, 2011
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Thomas Mayhew passed away in November 1976 at age 65. He was born on January 11, 1911. We have no information about Thomas' surviving family. We know that Thomas Mayhew had been residing in Santee, San Diego County, California 92071.
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1911 - 1976 World Events

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In 1911, in the year that Thomas Mayhew was born, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, along with four fellow Norwegian explorers. After hearing that Peary had beaten him to the North Pole, Amundsen decided to tackle the South Pole. On December 14th, he succeeded.

In 1922, by the time he was just 11 years old, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. on May 30th. More than 35,000 people attended the dedication including Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln, and many Union and Confederate veterans - although the audience was segregated. The Memorial took 10 years to complete.

In 1937, at the age of 26 years old, Thomas was alive when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1948, Thomas was 37 years old when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1976, in the year of Thomas Mayhew's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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