Martha Callahan (1919 - 1970)

Martha Callahan
1919 - 1970
updated February 06, 2019
Martha Callahan was born on June 5, 1919. She died in June 1970 at 50 years of age.
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Martha Callahan died in June 1970 at 50 years of age. She was born on June 5, 1919. There is no information about Martha's family.
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In 1919, in the year that Martha Callahan was born, in Norfolk Virginia, the first rotary dial telephones were introduced by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T), making it easier to make a call without an operator.

In 1920, Martha was just 1 year old when the Volstead Act became law. Formally called the National Prohibition Act, the Volstead Act enabled law enforcement agencies to carry out the 18th Amendment. It said that "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, or furnish any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act" and defined intoxicating liquor as any beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

In 1948, Martha was 29 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 1960, she was 41 years old when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1970, in the year of Martha Callahan's passing, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

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Aug 15, 1917 - Jun 7, 2006
Apr 18, 1925 - March 1987
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Jun 16, 1908 - Jan 27, 1988
Jul 28, 1907 - June 1986
Dec 10, 1885 - May 1984
Jun 16, 1902 - April 1977
Dec 8, 1935 - Oct 15, 1993
Apr 7, 1942 - Aug 6, 2004
Jun 4, 1892 - December 1981
Apr 14, 1908 - Mar 10, 2001
Jun 2, 1892 - July 1976
Mar 4, 1904 - December 1966
May 12, 1913 - Sep 6, 2008
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