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 immigrant - Canada to US World War II Soldier   Joseph Gilbert  THOMAS

  (b. 20 January 1920Saint-Isidore, New Brunswick, Canada   d. 3 January 1996Daytona Beach, Florida, USA )  
Age: 75

Summary: Joseph Gilbert THOMAS was born 20 January 1920 in Saint-Isidore, New Brunswick, Canada. Joseph Gilbert THOMAS was the child of Joseph Zabulin THOMAS and Marie Julie HALL and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Louis Prudent THOMAS and Olive SAULNIER (maternal)  Alexandre HALL and Marie Susanne BRIDEAU

Joseph Gilbert was an immigrant to the United States, arriving by 1921.

Joseph Gilbert THOMAS died 3 January 1996 in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA.
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Joseph Gilbert THOMAS - Grave - St. Joseph's Cemetery, Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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Birth
20 January 1920
Saint-Isidore, New Brunswick, Canada

USA 1924 - June 2 - Congress Granted Citizenship to All Native Americans Born in the U.S.
Citizenship Given Indians
- Long Beach Press -

Every native-born Indian in this country is...Read MORE...


News 1926 - July 27 - A hurricane came inland near Daytona Beach, FL. The hurricane caused 2.5 million dollars damage in eastern Florida, including the Jacksonville area.

WeatherForYou.com -

Canada 1928 - The Supreme Court of Canada rules that the BNA Act does not define women as "persons" and are therefore not eligible to hold public office.

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Canada 1929 - The British Privy Council reverses the Supreme Court decision of 1928, and women are legally declared "persons" (Oct. 18). The Great Depression begins. the Workers' Unity League is formed.

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Canada The return to stability in the mid-1920s lasts only briefly as the crash of 1929 plunges the country into economic chaos.

Canada: A People's History (www.cbc.ca/ history/ ) -

World History 1929 - February 11 - Independent State of Vatican City created by Lateran Treaty
Lateran Concordat of 1929
On February 11th, 1929, an historic treaty was signed between the...Read MORE...


USA 1929 - St Valentine's Day Massacre
Gunmen of Alphonse Capone (1899-1947) murder seven rival Chicago mobsters in the "St. Valentine's...Read MORE...


News 1929 - BIBLE DEATH PUTS END TO SPEED TESTS. WHITE GIVES AWAY CAR AND SEGRAVE IS RETIRING.
Daytona Beach, Fla., March 14. (I.N.S.) - The tragic climax of the international speed tests, which ...Read MORE...


USA 1929 - October 24–29 – Wall Street Crash of 1929: Three multi-digit percentage drops wipe out more than $30 billion from the New York Stock Exchange (10 times greater than the annual budget of the federal government).
In the 1920s, the stock market was rapidly growing. Many investors hoped to quickly get rich.

The Great Crash affected everyone, even those who had not bought stocks. People ran to their banks to...Read MORE...


Canada Canada's economy collapses during the 1930s, creating a prolonged political and social crisis.
In the context of the Dust Bowl, the relief camps and the Regina Riot, political leaders such as...Read MORE...


World History 1930 - February 18 - Pluto is discovered
Pluto was discovered at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, by astronomer Clyde W....Read MORE...


Canada 1931 - The Statute of Westminster (Dec. 11) authorizes the Balfour Report (1926), granting Canada full legislative authority in both internal and external affairs. The Governor General becomes a representative of the Crown.

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USA 1931 - March 3 – The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the United States National anthem.
ANTHEM BILL PASSED
WASHINGTON - March 3 - (AP) - The Senate today passed and sent to the House a...Read MORE...


USA 1931 - May 1 - The Empire State Building Opens
President Herbert Hoover pressed a button in Washington, D.C., and on came the lights in the...Read MORE...


USA 1932 - May 20–May 21 – Amelia Earhart flies from the USA to Derry, Northern Ireland in 14 hours 54 minutes.
Amelia Earhart is First Woman to Fly Atlantic Ocean Alone

New York, May 21. (AP) - Word was...Read MORE...


USA 1933 - March, The Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a "Bank holiday", closing all United States banks and freezing all financial transactions.
Bank Holiday Causes Flood of Freak News
Church Calls Moratorium; Movies on Credit; Lucky San Pedro
(By United Press)
NEW YORK, March 3 - Mrs. Martha Laughran, Brooklyn boarding house keeper,...Read MORE...


USA 1933 - April 19 – The United States officially goes off the gold standard.
U.S. Off the Gold Standard
First Time in Half Century

United States' Action in Leaving Gold...Read MORE...


USA 1933 - November 8 – New Deal: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveils the Civil Works Administration, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million of the unemployed.

www.wikipedia.org - November 8, 1933

USA 1933 - December 5 – The 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution is passed, repealing Prohibition.
Obey Rum Law, F.D.R. Urges
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5. (AP) - President Roosevelt late today signed a...Read MORE...


Canada 1934 - The Bank of Canada is formed.

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USA 1935 - Dust Bowl: The great dust storm in the United States hits eastern New Mexico and Colorado, and western Oklahoma the hardest.
LIFE IN DUST BOWL OF UNITED STATES BEING RULED TODAY BY THREE WORDS - "IF IT RAINS"

By Robert Geiger
(Associated Press Staff Writer.)
GUYON, Okla., April 15. - (AP.) - Three little words -...Read MORE...


USA 1935 - August 14 – United States President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act into law.
Roosevelt Sees New Steps To Social Security For Nation
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15. (AP). - President...Read MORE...


USA 1935 - September 30 - Roosevelt Dedicates Boulder Dam (later to be known as Hoover Dam)
Government Spending Is To Be Ended
Private Industry Mus Now Maintain Recovery Pay Says F.R.

by...Read MORE...


News 1936 - March 8 - The first stock car race is held in Daytona Beach, Florida.

historyorb.com -

USA 1937 - May 6 – Hindenburg disaster:
In the United States, the German airship Hindenburg bursts into flame when mooring to a mast in...Read MORE...


USA 1938 - October 24 - The minimum wage is established by law in the United States.

www.wikipedia.org - October 24, 1938

Canada 1939 - Canada began participation in World War II
Canada declares war on Germany (Sept. 10) after remaining neutral for a week following the British...Read MORE...


Canada 1939 - Québec adopts the motto Je me souviens (I remember)


USA 1939 - April 30 - World's Fair opens in New York City

April 30, 1939

World History 1939 - September 1 - World War II begins: Germany invades Poland

September 1, 1939

1940 Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts
Name: Gilbert Thomas
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Event Date: 1940
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World History 1940 - May 10 - Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain

May 10, 1940

USA 1941 - January 13 – All persons born in Puerto Rico since this day are declared U.S. citizens by birth, through U.S. federal law.

www.wikipedia.org - January 13, 1941

USA 1941 - December 7 - Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor
Attack on Pearl Harbor: Aircraft flying from Imperial Japanese Navy carriers launch a surprise...Read MORE...


USA 1941 - December 8 - WWII: President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his "Infamy Speech"
President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his "Infamy Speech" to a Joint session of the United States Congress at 12:30 p.m. EST (17.30 GMT). Transmitted live over all four major...Read MORE...


World History 1941 - December 11 - Germany and Italy declare war on the United States. The U.S. responds in kind.

www.wikipedia.org - December 11, 1941

1942 Army Enlistment
Name: Gilbert J Thomas
Birth Year: 1920
Race: White, Citizen (White)
State of Residence:...Read MORE...


USA 1942 - February 2 – WWII: President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt signs an executive order directing the internment of Japanese Americans and the seizure of their property.
The attack on Pearl Harbor launched a rash of fear about national security, especially on the West Coast. In February 1942, just two months after Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt as...Read MORE...


USA 1942 - June 4–June 7 – WWII: The Battle of Midway: The Japanese naval advance in the Pacific is halted.


Naval History and Heritage Command (www.youtube.com) - June 7, 1942

Canada 1942 - About 22000 Canadians of Japanese descent are stripped of non- portable possessions, interned and evacuated as security risks (Feb. 26).

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USA 1942 - December 1 – Gasoline rationing begins in the United States.
License Numbers To Be on Coupons

When individuals obtain their basic "A" gasoline rationing...Read MORE...


USA 1943 - February 7 – WWII: In the United States, it is announced that shoe rationing will go into effect in 2 days.
Steps in Rationing Listed

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (AP) - Step forward in your last pair of unrationed ...Read MORE...


USA 1943 - Penicillin first used successfully to treat a patient
PENICILLIN IS NEW ERA IN MEDICINE

Changes Method Of War On Germs; Pales "Glory" Of Sulfa

By...Read MORE...


Canada 1944 - First socialist government in North America established with Premier Thomas C. Douglas as leader (Sask.)

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World History 1944 - June 6 - WWII – D-Day:
155,000 Allied troops shipped from England land on the beaches of Normandy in northern France, beginning Operation Overlord and the Invasion of Normandy. The Allied soldiers quickly break through the ...Read MORE...


Canada 1945 - Canada joins the United Nations (June 26).

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World History 1945 - September 2 - World War II ends
WORLD IS AT PEACE
Japan Surrenders Formally, Unconditionally to Allies in Short Ritual; V-J Day Today

Truman Lauds Day of Victory Over Tyranny
Bright New Era of Hope of International Good Will...Read MORE...


Canada The end of World War II signals the end of fifteen years of social, political and economic upheaval.
The post-war baby boom and government economic and social policies give rise to unprecedented...Read MORE...


News 1947 - December 14 - The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is founded in Daytona Beach, Florida.

historyorb.com -

World History 1947 - February 25 - The German state of Prussia is officially abolished by the Allied Control Council.

www.wikipedia.org - February 25, 1947

World History 1948 - The State of Israel is officially created
On May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, proclaimed the establishment of...Read MORE...


World History 1949 - The Soviet Union successfully detonates an atomic weapon


World History 1949 - Communists under Mao assume power in China
Mao Zedong proclaims People’s Republic of China

"Naming himself head of state, communist...Read MORE...


USA 1950 - January 31 - President Harry S. Truman orders the development of the hydrogen bomb, in response to the detonation of the Soviet Union's first atomic bomb in 1949

www.wikipedia.org - January 31, 1950

World History 1950 - June 25 - Korean War begins when North Korean forces invade South Korea
Armed forces from communist North Korea smash into South Korea, setting off the Korean War. The...Read MORE...


Canada 1952 - Radio-Canada (television station) begins broadcasting


USA 1953 - Dr. Jonas Salk, University of Pittsburg, announced successful testing of polio vaccine

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World History 1953 - July 27 - Korean War ends
After three years of a bloody and frustrating war, the United States, the People's Republic of...Read MORE...


World History 1957 - October 4 - USSR launches Sputnik 1 - Space race begins
Russian People Tickled Pink at Success of Their Sputnik

MOSCOW (AP) - The Russian people are...Read MORE...


USA 1958 - NASA formed


USA 1960 - Civil Rights Act of 1960
The Civil Rights Act of 1960 (enacted May 6, 1960) was a United States federal law that established ...Read MORE...


USA 1961 - Vietnam War officially begins with 900 military advisors landing in Saigon


World History 1961 - East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall


USA 1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis


USA 1962 - April 21 - Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens

www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ washington.html - April 21, 1962

Canada 1963 - Voting age in Canada lowered from 21 to 18 years

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USA 1963 - I Have a Dream Speech - Martin Luther King's Address at March on Washington August 28, 1963.


USA 1963 - November 22 - American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas
On Friday, November 22, 1963, a shockwave ran through the whole nation, followed by grief. President John F. Kennedy was shot as he rode in a motorcade through the streets of Dallas, Texas.

For...Read MORE...


USA 1964 - April 22 - World's Fair opens in New York City

April 22, 1964

USA 1964 - Civil Rights Act of 1964
This act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 2, 1964, prohibited discrimination in ...Read MORE...


Canada 1965 - Canada adopts the maple leaf flag
Queen Elizabeth II officially recognizes the new Canadian flag. (The old Red Ensign was never...Read MORE...


USA 1965 - Vietnam War - First U.S. ground combat forces arrive in South Vietnam


USA 1968 - Civil Rights Act of 1968
Also known as the Fair Housing Act of 1968
Congress passed the act in an effort to impose a...Read MORE...


USA 1968 - Marin Luther King, Jr. Killed
At 6:05 P.M. on Thursday, 4 April 1968, Martin Luther King was shot dead while standing on a balcony outside his second-floor room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. News of King’s...Read MORE...


USA 1968 - Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy assassinated on June 6 in Los Angeles


Canada 1969 - The Union Nationale government of Jean-Jacques Bertrand passes Bill 63 which confirms the status quo on the language of instruction in the public schools (Parents can choose English or French).

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World History 1969 - July 20 - Apollo 11 - Man lands on the moon
AMERICAN FLAG WAVING ON THE MOON
Taken There By Spacemen

SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) - Two Americans, who strode the moon's surface for the first time and raised their nations' banner above it,...Read MORE...


News 1970 - November 7 - Race riots in Daytona Beach Florida

historyorb.com -

USA 1970 - April 22 - The First Earth Day
Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin was disturbed that an issue as important as our environment was ...Read MORE...


USA 1970 - Kent State shootings - May 4 - Kent, Ohio

May 4, 1970

Canada 1971 - Trans-Canada highway completed

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Canada 1972 - 200,000 public service workers struck, largest strike in Canadian history

www.worldatlas.com -

USA 1972 - Watergate


USA 1973 - March 29 – The last United States soldier leaves Vietnam.

March 29, 1973

USA Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974
Equal Credit Opportunity Act passes in the US. Until then, banks required single, widowed or...Read MORE...


USA 1974 - Richard Nixon resigns Presidency over Watergate


Canada 1975 - Toronto's CN Tower becomes the world's tallest free-standing structure (Apr. 2).

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Canada 1976 - The death penalty is abolished (July 14) in Canada.

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USA 1977 - Elvis Presley dies, August 16, 1977, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

August 16, 1977

Canada 1977 - Highway signs are changed to the metric system in Canada (Sept. 6).

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USA 1979 - Iran hostage crisis begins


USA 1979 - Three Mile Island nuclear accident - March 28


World History 1979 - May 4 - Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female prime minister of Great Britain

May 4, 1979

USA 1981 - Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley


USA President Ronald Reagan nominates Sandra Day O’Connor to be the first woman on the Supreme Court, 1981

history.com -

World History 1981 - First reported case of AIDS


World History 1981 - Voyager 2 reaches Saturn


USA Joan Benoit wins the first women’s Olympic Marathon, 1984
At the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles, Joan Benoit (today known as Joan Benoit Samuelson)...Read MORE...


World History 1985 - May 16 - Hole in Ozone layer is discovered by British scientists
The discovery of the annual depletion of ozone above the Antarctic was first announced in a paper...Read MORE...


USA 1986 - Iran-Contra scandal breaks


USA 1986 - Space Shuttle Challenger accident


World History 1989 - In response to massive protests, the East German government allows East Berliners to cross into West Berlin. The dismantling of the Berlin Wall begins shortly after.


World History 1989 - December 3 - Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and US President George H. W. Bush, declare the Cold War over

onthisday.com - December 3, 1989

World History 1990 - German reunification officially completed according to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany


World History 1990 - Iraq invades Kuwait, beginning the Persian Gulf War
"At about 2 a.m. local time, Iraqi forces invade Kuwait, Iraq’s tiny, oil-rich neighbor. Kuwait’s...Read MORE...


USA 1991 - Gulf War


USA 1991 - U.S. led coalition defeats Iraqi military forces and liberates Kuwait in Operation Desert Storm


World History 1991 - Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as President of the Soviet Union; Effective legal dissolution of the U.S.S.R.


USA 1992 - Hurricane Andrew causes devastation in Florida and Louisiana


USA 1993 - World Trade Center bombing


USA 1995 - Oklahoma City bombing


Death
3 January 1996
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA


Joseph is buried at: St. Joseph's Cemetery
486 Clarendon St

Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA
(978) 343-6776

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