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Mari Gamboa (1918 - 1999)

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Mari Gamboa
1918 - 1999
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February 16, 1918
Death
May 18, 1999
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Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 02127
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Mari Gamboa was born on February 16, 1918. She died on May 18, 1999 at 81 years old. We know that Mari Gamboa had been residing in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 02127.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Mari Gamboa passed away on May 18, 1999 at 81 years of age. She was born on February 16, 1918. There is no information about Mari's immediate family. We know that Mari Gamboa had been residing in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 02127.
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In 1918, in the year that Mari Gamboa was born, following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

In 1925, at the age of merely 7 years old, Mari was alive when on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1939, at the age of 21 years old, Mari was alive when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1947, she was 29 years old when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1980, she was 62 years old when on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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