Thomas Dates

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    In October 1962, the United States caught the Soviet Union building nuclear installations on Cuba. President Kennedy ordered a blockade.
  • JFK Assassination

    In November 1963, John Kennedy made a campaign swing through Texas. On November 22, 1963, he visited Dallas and was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald. JFK was rushed to the nearest hospital.
  • Tom's Birthday

    Thomas is born in Marshfield. At St. Joesph Hospital in Marshfield.
  • MLK asaassination

    On April 4, 1968, an assassin murdered Martin Luther King Jr. King
  • Moon Landing

    On July 20, 1969, man landed on the moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on Apollo 11
  • First Dog

    Tom gets first dog, named snoopy, he was a collie.
  • Watergate Scandal

    Five men arrested for the burglary of the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C.
  • The Munich Massacre

    Arab terrorists with ties to Yasser Arafat murdered the 1972 Israeli Olympic team.
  • Thomas Starts School

    Thomas starts kindergarten at Pittsville Elementary School.
  • Apollo 17

    Apollo 17 flies to the Moon, and becomes the last manned mission there. On board was Commander Eugene Cernan, Command Module Pilot Ronald Evans, and Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt.
  • Ronald Reagan elected president

    Former California Governor Ronald Reagan defeated incumbent Jimmy Carter in a landslide.
  • Thomas's first day of high school

    Thomas starts high school at Pittsville High School
  • Thomas gets driver license

  • First job

    Thoms first job was to work on a farm. (Yes he got paid)
  • Thomas starts college at UW La Crosse

    Thomas starts college at UW La Crosse to study business
  • The Challenger Disaster

    The space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds into its launch. All seven crew members died and the shuttle fell into the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Thoams graduates UW LaCrosse

    Thomas graduates UW LaCrosse, and gets a finance degree.
  • The Fall of the Berlin Wall (November 9, 1989)

    On November 9, 1989, people began tearing the wall down. East Germany officially began dismantling the wall the following June.
  • Thomas gets first grey hair

    Thomas finds grey hair looking in a mirror, at 27.
  • Thomas marries Kristi

    Thomas marries Kristi at St. Romans church.