Martha Jones (1918 - 1986)

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Martha Jones
1918 - 1986
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October 25, 1918
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September 1986
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Mars, Butler County, Pennsylvania 16046
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Martha Jones was born on October 25, 1918. She died in September 1986 at 67 years old. We know that Martha Jones had been residing in Mars, Butler County, Pennsylvania 16046.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Martha Jones passed away in September 1986 at 67 years old. She was born on October 25, 1918. We have no information about Martha's family. We know that Martha Jones had been residing in Mars, Butler County, Pennsylvania 16046.

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In 1918, in the year that Martha Jones was born, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

In 1927, she was only 9 years old when in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1936, she was 18 years old when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1947, she was 29 years old when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1986, in the year of Martha Jones's passing, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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