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Luther Ball (1907 - 1985)

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Luther Ball
1907 - 1985
Born
February 27, 1907
Death
August 1985
Last Known Residence
Florida 33577
Summary
Luther Ball of Florida was born on February 27, 1907, and died at age 78 years old in August 1985.
Updated: November 4, 2011
Biography ID: 56638763

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Luther Ball passed away at age 78 years old in August 1985. Luther Ball of Florida was born on February 27, 1907.

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Luther Ball lived 7 years longer than the average Ball family member when he died at the age of 78.
The average age of a Ball family member is 71.
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1907 - 1985 World Events

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In 1907, in the year that Luther Ball was born, the state of Oklahoma was admitted to the United States on November 16. Previously called "Oklahoma Territory" and "Indian Territory", the two areas were merged and Oklahoma became the 46th state. It is the 28th most populous state.

In 1936, when he was 29 years old, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1941, he was 34 years old when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1962, Luther was 55 years old when on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

In 1985, in the year of Luther Ball's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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