Thomas R Montague (1924 - 1987)

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Thomas R Montague
1924 - 1987
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October 1, 1924
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November 2, 1987
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Citrus Heights, Sacramento County, California 95610
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Thomas R Montague was born on October 1, 1924. He died on November 2, 1987 at age 63. We know that Thomas R Montague had been residing in Citrus Heights, Sacramento County, California 95610.
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Thomas R Montague passed away on November 2, 1987 at age 63. He was born on October 1, 1924. There is no information about Thomas's family. We know that Thomas R Montague had been residing in Citrus Heights, Sacramento County, California 95610.

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In 1924, in the year that Thomas R Montague was born, Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1943, Thomas was 19 years old when on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1961, Thomas was 37 years old when on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1975, by the time he was 51 years old, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

In 1987, in the year of Thomas R Montague's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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