Thomas Montague (1909 - 1985)

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Thomas Montague
1909 - 1985
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April 2, 1909
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July 1985
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Zebulon, Wake County, North Carolina 27597
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Thomas Montague was born on April 2, 1909. He died in July 1985 at 76 years old. We know that Thomas Montague had been residing in Zebulon, Wake County, North Carolina 27597.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Thomas Montague died in July 1985 at age 76. He was born on April 2, 1909. There is no information about Thomas's immediate family. We know that Thomas Montague had been residing in Zebulon, Wake County, North Carolina 27597.

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In 1909, in the year that Thomas Montague was born, the NAACP was founded by W. E. B. Du Bois. The organization focused on legal strategies designed to confront the critical civil rights issues of the day - which included lynching and segregation in schools. The goal was to secure for all people the rights guaranteed in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution.

In 1942, by the time he was 33 years old, from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

In 1951, he was 42 years old when on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1979, he was 70 years old when 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.

In 1985, in the year of Thomas Montague's passing, on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics.com. Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

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