Martha Garvey (1917 - 1975)

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Martha Garvey
1917 - 1975
updated February 06, 2019
Martha Garvey was born on October 10, 1917. She died in August 1975 at 57 years old.

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Martha Garvey passed away in August 1975 at 57 years old. She was born on October 10, 1917. We are unaware of information about Martha's family or relationships.
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In 1917, in the year that Martha Garvey was born, in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

In 1938, at the age of 21 years old, Martha was alive when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1957, by the time she was 40 years old, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1969, she was 52 years old when one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

In 1975, in the year of Martha Garvey's passing, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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Jun 8, 1932 - Aug 14, 2009
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Buffalo, New York
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Sep 9, 1902 - May 1986
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May 28, 1899 - Jan 21, 1992
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Sep 16, 1955 - May 14, 2011
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Aug 25, 1883 - February 1963
California
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May 25, 1956 - Oct 11, 1998
Pompano Beach, FL
Mary A Garvey
Aug 15, 1904 - Dec 15, 1990
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Jan 23, 1956 - Jun 15, 1992
Atlanta, GA
Joseph Garvey
Sep 28, 1877 - May 1968
West Palm Beach, Florida
Mary Garvey
Apr 28, 1906 - October 1970
Miami, Florida
Irene M Garvey
Jul 3, 1898 - May 26, 1998
Indialantic, FL
Bennett Garvey
May 2, 1888 - February 1981
Indialantic, Florida
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May 12, 1894 - February 1977
Lake Worth, Florida
William Garvey
Jul 1, 1945 - December 1975

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