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Martha Woods (Rutherford) Johnstone (born 1922)

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Martha Woods (Rutherford) Johnstone
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Martha Woods (Rutherford) Johnstone was born on April 17, 1922. Her maiden name is Rutherford and she married into the Johnstone family. She is the child of Albert Speedie Rutherford and Jeanie Isabella (Munro) Rutherford, with siblings Sarah Helen and Jeannie. According to her family tree, she married Kenneth Morrison Johnstone on July 12, 1946.
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She was born on April 17, 1922. Martha Woods (Rutherford) Johnstone is the child of Albert Speedie Rutherford and Jeanie Isabella (Munro) Rutherford, with siblings Sarah Helen and Jeannie. According to her family tree, she married Kenneth Morrison Johnstone on July 12, 1946.
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In 1922, in the year that Martha Woods (Rutherford) Johnstone was born, on November 4th, British Egyptologists George Carnarvon and Howard Carter unearthed the first step leading to King Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings. By the end of the month they had unearthed the steps and broken through the door into the intact tomb. This was the only tomb that had remained unlooted that had been found (and is, to date). Filled with gold, jewels, and ancient everyday items, the find was priceless - in terms of money and history.

In 1937, on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1949, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1952, 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 1967, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

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