Timothy J Hickey (1921 - 1988)

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Timothy J Hickey
1921 - 1988
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May 18, 1921
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May 24, 1988
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Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15235
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Timothy J Hickey was born on May 18, 1921. He died on May 24, 1988 at 67 years of age. We know that Timothy J Hickey had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15235.
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Timothy J Hickey passed away on May 24, 1988 at age 67. He was born on May 18, 1921. We have no information about Timothy's family. We know that Timothy J Hickey had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15235.

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In 1921, in the year that Timothy J Hickey was born, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1939, at the age of 18 years old, Timothy was alive when in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1946, when he was 25 years old, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1954, he was 33 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1988, in the year of Timothy J Hickey's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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