Martha H Harper (1940 - 2006)

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Grenada, Grenada County, Mississippi

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1940 - In the year that Martha H Harper was born, on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

1942 - Martha was only 2 years old when on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

1947 - By the time she was only 7 years old, in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

1964 - At the age of 24 years old, Martha was alive when on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

1987 - She was 47 years old when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Martha H Harper passed away on December 13, 2006 at 66 years old. No cause of death has been entered. She was born on December 7, 1940. We are unaware of information about Martha's family. We know that Martha H Harper had been residing in Grenada, Grenada County, Mississippi.

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