William Thomas (1879 - 1975)

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Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi

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1879 - In the year that William Thomas was born, on November 10th, Bell Telephone and Western Union reached an agreement. Bell Telephone would keep out of the telegraphy business and Western Union would stay out of the telephone business - leading to success for both.

1880 - At the age of only 1 year old, William was alive when on February 2nd the city of Wabash, Indiana became the third city in the world to be lit by electricity.

1905 - When he was 26 years old, federal spending was $0.57 billion, unemployment was 4.3%, and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. Current U.S. government spending is $4.268 trillion.

1919 - By the time he was 40 years old, in June, the Treaty of Versailles - officially ending World War I - was signed. The European Allies demanded "compensation by Germany for all damage done to the civilian population of the Allies and their property by the aggression of Germany by land, by sea and from the air.” The requirement of compensation is seen by most as the reason for the collapse of the German economy and gave rise to the rule of Hitler.

1975 - In the year of William Thomas's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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William Thomas passed away in November 1975 at 96 years old. No cause of death has been entered for William. He was born on July 20, 1879. We are unaware of information about William's family. We know that William Thomas had been residing in Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi.

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