Martha Bland (1902 - 1978)

Martha Bland
1902 - 1978
updated February 06, 2019
Martha Bland was born on May 15, 1902. She died in February 1978 at age 75.


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Martha Bland died in February 1978 at 75 years old. She was born on May 15, 1902. There is no information about Martha's family.
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In 1902, in the year that Martha Bland was born, the world famous Italian tenor, Enrico Caruso, made the first gramophone recording by a popular singer. Accompanied by only a piano, his voice recordings became a big seller and did much to popularize the new-fangled gramophone. He had to sing into a metal "horn" that relayed his voice to a metal disc. And the songs had to be under 4 and a half minutes!

In 1923, by the time she was 21 years old, on August 2, President Warren G. Harding died in office, apparently of a heart attack. He was staying at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco after completing a nationwide tour. Suffering from cramps, indigestion, a fever and shortness of breath, his doctor thought he had food poisoning. After several days of being ill, he suddenly shuddered, slumped over, and died. There were rumors of foul play (some thought that his wife had poisoned him because of his affairs) but no evidence has ever been found.

In 1935, when she was 33 years old, the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1963, by the time she was 61 years old, the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1978, in the year of Martha Bland's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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Aug 19, 1911 - May 1996
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Dec 17, 1896 - Sep 26, 1993
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May 1, 1935 - Jul 23, 1999
Sep 28, 1908 - October 1982
Sep 6, 1905 - January 1977
Aug 31, 1912 - March 1975
Nov 15, 1883 - February 1965
Sep 29, 1915 - Mar 7, 1988
Sep 11, 1895 - April 1982
Oct 11, 1895 - February 1965
Jun 24, 1905 - March 1983
Oct 4, 1907 - Jun 18, 1993
Sep 23, 1917 - Mar 26, 2005
Jul 1, 1921 - November 1977
Oct 1, 1904 - July 1970
Oct 9, 1904 - May 1970
May 6, 1909 - Dec 26, 1997

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Nov 20, 1918 - Nov 4, 1997
May 3, 1897 - March 1978
Apr 6, 1888 - April 1975
Apr 1, 1948 - Aug 12, 2002
Dec 29, 1904 - October 1985
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