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Thomas W Dalton (1894 - 1988)

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Thomas W Dalton
1894 - 1988
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September 16, 1894
Death
April 13, 1988
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Athens, Clarke County, Georgia 30605
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Thomas W Dalton was born on September 16, 1894. He died on April 13, 1988 at 93 years old. We know that Thomas W Dalton had been residing in Athens, Clarke County, Georgia 30605.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Thomas W Dalton died on April 13, 1988 at 93 years of age. He was born on September 16, 1894. We have no information about Thomas' family or relationships. We know that Thomas W Dalton had been residing in Athens, Clarke County, Georgia 30605.
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In 1894, in the year that Thomas W Dalton was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1936, at the age of 42 years old, Thomas was alive when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1948, at the age of 54 years old, Thomas was alive 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 1950, he was 56 years old when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1988, in the year of Thomas W Dalton's passing, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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