Thomas N Locke (1917 - 2002)

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Thomas N Locke
1917 - 2002
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July 24, 1917
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October 6, 2002
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Beatty, Nye County, Nevada 89003
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Thomas N Locke was born on July 24, 1917. He died on October 6, 2002 at age 85. We know that Thomas N Locke had been residing in Beatty, Nye County, Nevada 89003.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Thomas N Locke passed away on October 6, 2002 at age 85. He was born on July 24, 1917. We have no information about Thomas's surviving family. We know that Thomas N Locke had been residing in Beatty, Nye County, Nevada 89003.

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In 1917, in the year that Thomas N Locke was born, "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

In 1927, when he was merely 10 years old, 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 1935, when he was 18 years old, the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1960, by the time he was 43 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 1986, he was 69 years old when on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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