Gladys Zombolas (1893 - 1968)

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Gladys Zombolas
1893 - 1968
updated February 06, 2019
Gladys Zombolas was born on December 17, 1893. She died in November 1968 at age 74. We know that Gladys Zombolas had been residing in South America.


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Gladys Zombolas passed away in November 1968 at 74 years of age. She was born on December 17, 1893. We have no information about Gladys's family or relationships. We know that Gladys Zombolas had been residing in South America.
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In 1893, in the year that Gladys Zombolas was born, a songbook, called Song Stories for the Kindergarten, was published by sisters Patty and Mildred Hill. One of the songs included in the book was "Good Morning to All" - later the lyrics were changed and it became "Happy Birthday to You".

In 1914, when she was 21 years old, in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1933, when she was 40 years old, on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1948, at the age of 55 years old, Gladys was alive when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1968, in the year of Gladys Zombolas's passing, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

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