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Elbert D Martin (1920 - 1998)

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Elbert D Martin
1920 - 1998
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March 6, 1920
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August 25, 1998
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Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19131
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Elbert D Martin was born on March 6, 1920. He died on August 25, 1998 at age 78. We know that Elbert D Martin had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19131.
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Elbert D Martin passed away on August 25, 1998 at 78 years of age. He was born on March 6, 1920. We have no information about Elbert's family. We know that Elbert D Martin had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19131.
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In 1920, in the year that Elbert D Martin was born, on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1954, he was 34 years old when from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1969, when he was 49 years old, one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

In 1970, he was 50 years old when on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

In 1998, in the year of Elbert D Martin's passing, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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