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Walter Thomas (1893 - 1968)

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Walter Thomas
1893 - 1968
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July 15, 1893
Death
November 1968
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Athens, Clarke County, Georgia 30601
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Walter Thomas was born on July 15, 1893. He died in November 1968 at age 75. We know that Walter Thomas had been residing in Athens, Clarke County, Georgia 30601.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Walter Thomas died in November 1968 at 75 years old. He was born on July 15, 1893. There is no information about Walter's family or relationships. We know that Walter Thomas had been residing in Athens, Clarke County, Georgia 30601.
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In 1893, in the year that Walter Thomas was born, on May 5th, a crash on the New York Stock Exchange started a depression that lasted 4 years. It was the beginning of the Panic of 1893.

In 1905, at the age of only 12 years old, Walter was alive when the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

In 1921, Walter was 28 years old when the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

In 1932, at the age of 39 years old, Walter was alive 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 1968, in the year of Walter Thomas's passing, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

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