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Gladys G Randolph (1900 - 1994)

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Gladys G Randolph
1900 - 1994
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September 11, 1900
Death
November 10, 1994
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West Bloomfield, Oakland County, Michigan 48323
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Gladys G Randolph was born on September 11, 1900. She died on November 10, 1994 at 94 years old. We know that Gladys G Randolph had been residing in West Bloomfield, Oakland County, Michigan 48323.
Updated: November 3, 2011
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Gladys G Randolph died on November 10, 1994 at age 94. She was born on September 11, 1900. We have no information about Gladys' surviving family. We know that Gladys G Randolph had been residing in West Bloomfield, Oakland County, Michigan 48323.
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In 1900, in the year that Gladys G Randolph was born, the German physicist Max Planck formulated an energy theory, postulating the existence of "quanta," which lays the groundwork for the quantum theory of modern physics. In December, he introduced a paper on the Planck postulate which stated that E=hv - the energy of a photon is proportional to its frequency times a constant. Planck won a Nobel Prize in 1918 for his work in theoretical Physics.

In 1940, by the time she was 40 years old, in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1962, when she was 62 years old, on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

In 1980, at the age of 80 years old, Gladys was alive when on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

In 1994, in the year of Gladys G Randolph's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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