Florine M Matthews (1938 - 2008)

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Florine M Matthews
1938 - 2008
updated February 06, 2019
Florine M Matthews was born on April 12, 1938. She died on February 27, 2008 at 69 years old. We know that Florine M Matthews had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60628.

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Florine M Matthews passed away on February 27, 2008 at 69 years old. She was born on April 12, 1938. There is no information about Florine's family or relationships. We know that Florine M Matthews had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60628.
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1938 - 2008 World Events

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In 1938, in the year that Florine M Matthews was born, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1968, when she was 30 years old, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1970, Florine was 32 years old when on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

In 1985, at the age of 47 years old, Florine was alive when on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics.com. Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

In 1992, at the age of 54 years old, Florine was alive when in April, Bosnia-Herzegovina declared independence from Yugoslavia. The newly created Bosnian Serb army then began a campaign against Muslim Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats - killing, raping, torturing, beating and robbing - and resulting in the deaths of over 100,000.

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Dec 25, 1894 - June 1987
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May 31, 1940 - Mar 3, 2005
Bossier City, LA
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Sep 1, 1937 - Apr 9, 2005
Los Angeles, California
John Matthews
Nov 19, 1891 - November 1980
West Memphis, Arkansas
Oliver Matthews
Feb 11, 1911 - Oct 18, 1989
Jonesboro, AR
Moore Matthews
Mar 3, 1906 - July 1979
Wynne, Arkansas
Roy Matthews
Oct 21, 1938 - December 1977
Odessa, Texas
Milton R Matthews
May 2, 1937 - Feb 7, 2002
Forrest City, AR
Daniel Matthews
Feb 17, 1884 - April 1964
Arkansas
Delukes Matthews
Dec 21, 1988 - Jul 4, 2008
Washington
Sylvia A Matthews
Jan 31, 1941 - Feb 1, 1999
Euzelia Matthews
Jan 16, 1903 - December 1984
Kansas City, Missouri
S C Matthews
Sep 17, 1940 - Jul 15, 1992
Eugene Matthews
Nov 25, 1908 - September 1972
Mary Matthews
Nov 6, 1939 - August 1968
Sue C Matthews
Jan 15, 1911 - August 1992
Pine Bluff, AR
Wayne Matthews
Apr 30, 1943 - Jan 4, 2011
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Margie Matthews
Feb 9, 1915 - Nov 25, 1996
Monticello, AR
Jessie Earle Matthews
Sep 10, 1935 - Jan 27, 2011
San Antonio, Texas
Ruth Matthews
Jan 10, 1892 - September 1974
Pine Bluff, Arkansas

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