Thomas Theodore Flint (1887 - 1960)

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Thomas Theodore Flint
1887 - 1960
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1887
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1960
Fitzroy, Australia
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Fitzroy, Australia
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Thomas Theodore Flint was born in 1887. He was born to Thomas Edwar Flint and Emma Aldred Flint. He died in 1960 in Fitzroy, Australia at 73 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Thomas Theodore Flint died in 1960 in Fitzroy, Australia at 73 years of age. He was born in 1887. He was born to Thomas Edwar Flint and Emma Aldred Flint.

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In 1887, in the year that Thomas Theodore Flint was born, on January 28th, the largest recorded snowflakes fell in a snowstorm in Fort Keogh, Montana. They were supposed to have been 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. A rancher in the area said that they were “larger than milk pans”. A Wild West tall tale? Not according to the Guinness World Records book.

In 1902, Thomas was just 15 years old when the Aswan Low Dam (the old Aswan Dam) began construction in Egypt in 1899 and was completed in 1902 - making it the largest masonry dam in the world at the time. The dam was built on the Nile River in order to conserve water and regulate flooding, allowing for population increase along the Nile.

In 1937, by the time he was 50 years old, 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 1946, at the age of 59 years old, Thomas was alive when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1960, in the year of Thomas Theodore Flint's passing, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

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