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Kathryn Blood (1904 - 1982)

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Kathryn Blood
1904 - 1982
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March 6, 1904
Death
June 1982
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Escondido, San Diego County, California 92027
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Kathryn Blood was born on March 6, 1904. She died in June 1982 at age 78. We know that Kathryn Blood had been residing in Escondido, San Diego County, California 92027.
Updated: November 11, 2011
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Kathryn Blood died in June 1982 at age 78. She was born on March 6, 1904. We are unaware of information about Kathryn's family. We know that Kathryn Blood had been residing in Escondido, San Diego County, California 92027.
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In 1904, in the year that Kathryn Blood was born, the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1924, when she was 20 years old, J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1948, she was 44 years old 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 1967, when she was 63 years old, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1982, in the year of Kathryn Blood's passing, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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