Willie L Thomas (1918 - 1989)

Willie L Thomas
1918 - 1989
updated February 06, 2019
Willie L Thomas was born on April 3, 1918. He died on December 13, 1989 at age 71. We know that Willie L Thomas had been residing in Hermitage, Bradley County, Arkansas 71647.
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Willie L Thomas passed away on December 13, 1989 at 71 years of age. He was born on April 3, 1918. We are unaware of information about Willie's surviving family. We know that Willie L Thomas had been residing in Hermitage, Bradley County, Arkansas 71647.
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In 1918, in the year that Willie L Thomas was born, in July, Russian revolutionaries executed the former Tzar Nicholas II and his immediate family. While it was rumored that two of the children had survived, it was later proven through DNA analysis - when their bodies were found - that the entire family had been killed.

In 1924, when he was only 6 years old, in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1945, by the time he was 27 years old, on June 22nd, the Battle of Okinawa ended. A joint Army and Marine campaign, supported by the Navy, the Battle of Okinawa went on for 82 days. The last Japanese resistance on Okinawa was defeated. 4,907 Navy, 4,675 Army, and 2,938 Marine Corps personnel were killed in the battle on the US side. It is estimated that 110,071 on the Japanese side were killed - the estimate includes Okinawan citizens who were pressed into service and includes children. With the win of Okinawa, the United States gained an important base of operations in the Pacific.

In 1951, at the age of 33 years old, Willie was alive when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1989, in the year of Willie L Thomas's passing, on November 9th, the Berlin Wall fell. The Wall was built by the East Germans to keep East Berliners from escaping into West Berlin, separating families and friends. When the head of the East German Communist Party announced that day that East Berliners could cross whenever they pleased, happy crowds surged across the border. People brought tools and took parts of the hated wall.

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Dec 22, 1884 - July 1986
Feb 13, 1918 - Aug 1, 1991
Mar 27, 1915 - Sep 15, 1998
Dec 23, 1896 - January 1968
Apr 16, 1924 - Feb 28, 2002
Aug 16, 1918 - February 1981
Apr 18, 1923 - Dec 22, 1990
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Jun 27, 1922 - December 1992
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Jun 22, 1924 - Jun 1, 2005
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