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Donald J Martin (1941 - 2004)

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Donald J Martin
1941 - 2004
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August 7, 1941
Death
December 5, 2004
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Greenbrae, Marin County, California 94904
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Donald J Martin was born on August 7, 1941. He died on December 5, 2004 at 63 years of age. We know that Donald J Martin had been residing in Greenbrae, Marin County, California 94904.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Donald J Martin died on December 5, 2004 at age 63. He was born on August 7, 1941. We are unaware of information about Donald's family. We know that Donald J Martin had been residing in Greenbrae, Marin County, California 94904.
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In 1941, in the year that Donald J Martin was born, on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1956, by the time he was just 15 years old, this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1968, when he was 27 years old, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1976, by the time he was 35 years old, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1982, at the age of 41 years old, Donald was alive when on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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