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Tommy Thomas (1916 - 1993)

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Tommy Thomas
1916 - 1993
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July 18, 1916
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February 24, 1993
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Canonsburg, Washington County, Pennsylvania 15317
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Tommy Thomas was born on July 18, 1916. He died on February 24, 1993 at 76 years old. We know that Tommy Thomas had been residing in Canonsburg, Washington County, Pennsylvania 15317.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Tommy Thomas died on February 24, 1993 at age 76. He was born on July 18, 1916. We are unaware of information about Tommy's family. We know that Tommy Thomas had been residing in Canonsburg, Washington County, Pennsylvania 15317.
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In 1916, in the year that Tommy Thomas was born, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

In 1929, by the time he was only 13 years old, American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1944, at the age of 28 years old, Tommy was alive when on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1959, he was 43 years old when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1993, in the year of Tommy Thomas's passing, on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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