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Maria Rivera (1908 - 1981)

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Maria Rivera
1908 - 1981
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March 15, 1908
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June 1981
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Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11232
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Maria Rivera was born on March 15, 1908. She died in June 1981 at 73 years old. We know that Maria Rivera had been residing in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11232.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Maria Rivera died in June 1981 at 73 years of age. She was born on March 15, 1908. We have no information about Maria's family. We know that Maria Rivera had been residing in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11232.
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In 1908, in the year that Maria Rivera was born, President Theodore Roosevelt held the White House Conservation Conference, which lead to the establishment of the National Conservation Commission. Preparing the first inventory of the United State's natural resources, the commission was divided into four parts: water, forests, lands, and minerals.

In 1927, by the time she was 19 years old, the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1968, Maria was 60 years old when on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1973, Maria was 65 years old when on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

In 1981, in the year of Maria Rivera's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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