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Thurston I Wright (1903 - 1992)

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Thurston I Wright
1903 - 1992
Born
May 16, 1903
Death
February 26, 1992
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Niceville, Okaloosa County, Florida 32578
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Thurston I Wright was born on May 16, 1903. Thurston died on February 26, 1992 at age 88. We know that Thurston I Wright had been residing in Niceville, Okaloosa County, Florida 32578.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Thurston I Wright passed away on February 26, 1992 at age 88. Thurston was born on May 16, 1903. There is no information about Thurston's immediate family. We know that Thurston I Wright had been residing in Niceville, Okaloosa County, Florida 32578.
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In 1903, in the year that Thurston I Wright was born, the book The Souls of Black Folk, written by W. E. B. Du Bois, was published. Containing several essays on the African-American experience in America, much of the book was based on Du Bois' own life. The book was one of the very early works in the science of sociology.

In 1953, this person was 50 years old when on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

In 1962, Thurston was 59 years old when on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1970, by the time this person was 67 years old, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

In 1992, in the year of Thurston I Wright's passing, on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

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