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Martha Dorsey (1913 - 1998)

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Martha Dorsey
1913 - 1998
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August 12, 1913
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July 15, 1998
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Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15206
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Martha Dorsey was born on August 12, 1913. She died on July 15, 1998 at 84 years old. We know that Martha Dorsey had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15206.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Martha Dorsey died on July 15, 1998 at age 84. She was born on August 12, 1913. We have no information about Martha's family. We know that Martha Dorsey had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15206.
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In 1913, in the year that Martha Dorsey was born, Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

In 1958, by the time she was 45 years old, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1975, she was 62 years old when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1980, she was 67 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.

In 1998, in the year of Martha Dorsey's passing, on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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