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Martha Russell (1911 - 1986)

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Martha Russell
1911 - 1986
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February 23, 1911
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July 1986
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Bay City, Bay County, Michigan 48706
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Martha Russell was born on February 23, 1911. She died in July 1986 at 75 years of age. We know that Martha Russell had been residing in Bay City, Bay County, Michigan 48706.
Updated: November 3, 2011
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Martha Russell died in July 1986 at 75 years old. She was born on February 23, 1911. There is no information about Martha's family. We know that Martha Russell had been residing in Bay City, Bay County, Michigan 48706.
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In 1911, in the year that Martha Russell was born, British physicist Ernest Rutherford (born in New Zealand), along with German physicist Hans Geiger, discovered the structure of an atom. He found that atoms had nuclei (a nucleus) and were circled by electrons, much as planets orbit the sun.

In 1927, when she was 16 years old, 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1932, Martha was 21 years old when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1952, she was 41 years old when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1986, in the year of Martha Russell'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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