Tommie Thompson (1923 - 1983)

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Tommie Thompson
1923 - 1983
January 17, 1923
August 1983
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Clayton, Rabun County, Georgia 30525
Tommie Thompson was born on January 17, 1923. He died in August 1983 at age 60. We know that Tommie Thompson had been residing in Clayton, Rabun County, Georgia 30525.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Tommie Thompson passed away in August 1983 at age 60. He was born on January 17, 1923. We have no information about Tommie's immediate family. We know that Tommie Thompson had been residing in Clayton, Rabun County, Georgia 30525.

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In 1923, in the year that Tommie Thompson was born, the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

In 1932, he was just 9 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1954, he was 31 years old when from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1960, at the age of 37 years old, Tommie was alive when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1983, in the year of Tommie Thompson's passing, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

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