Thomas Powell

(1897 - 1983)

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Thomas Powell
1897 - 1983
Born
February 1, 1897
Death
August 1983
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Deland, Volusia County, Florida 32720
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Thomas Powell was born on February 1, 1897. He died in August 1983 at age 86. We know that Thomas Powell had been residing in Deland, Volusia County, Florida 32720.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Thomas Powell passed away in August 1983 at 86 years of age. He was born on February 1, 1897. There is no information about Thomas's family. We know that Thomas Powell had been residing in Deland, Volusia County, Florida 32720.

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In 1897, in the year that Thomas Powell was born, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1914, he was 17 years old when President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Anna Jarvis had championed a Mother's Day for years but Congress had joked a few years earlier that then they would have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day" as well. The President who championed a woman's right to vote also created a day in their honor.

In 1948, Thomas was 51 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, by the time he was 79 years old, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1983, in the year of Thomas Powell's passing, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

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