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Martin Drakus (1920 - 1999)

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Martin Drakus
1920 - 1999
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April 17, 1920
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January 6, 1999
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Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19123
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Martin Drakus was born on April 17, 1920. He died on January 6, 1999 at 78 years of age. We know that Martin Drakus had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19123.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Martin Drakus died on January 6, 1999 at 78 years old. He was born on April 17, 1920. We are unaware of information about Martin's family. We know that Martin Drakus had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19123.
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In 1920, in the year that Martin Drakus was born, on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1937, at the age of 17 years old, Martin was alive when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1945, Martin was 25 years old when on March 12th, a riot erupted at a Japanese internment camp in Santa Fe New Mexico. Two days earlier, white shirts with the Rising Sun on the back had been confiscated and the prisoners objected. Three leaders of the protest were removed and sent to another camp. Guards at the Santa Fe camp were armed with submachine guns, shotguns, and gun masks. On the morning of the 12th, prisoners began throwing rocks at the guards. When the "rioters" wouldn't disperse, the guards were ordered to use tear gas and batons. Four men were badly injured as a result.

In 1951, he was 31 years old when on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1961, he was 41 years old when on January 20th, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. He had previously been a U.S. Senator and a Congressman, both from the state of Massachusetts, as well as a Naval lieutenant in World War II.

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