Martin L Case (1912 - 1994)

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Martin L Case
1912 - 1994
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August 27, 1912
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June 1, 1994
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Danbury, Stokes County, North Carolina 27016
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Martin L Case was born on August 27, 1912. He died on June 1, 1994 at 81 years of age. We know that Martin L Case had been residing in Danbury, Stokes County, North Carolina 27016.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Martin L Case passed away on June 1, 1994 at 81 years of age. He was born on August 27, 1912. There is no information about Martin's family. We know that Martin L Case had been residing in Danbury, Stokes County, North Carolina 27016.

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In 1912, in the year that Martin L Case was born, the Girl Scouts of the USA was started by Juliette Gordon Low with the help of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts in Great Britain. She said after a meeting with Baden-Powell, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" And she did.

In 1947, at the age of 35 years old, Martin was alive 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 1958, at the age of 46 years old, Martin was alive when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1967, at the age of 55 years old, Martin was alive when 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.

In 1994, in the year of Martin L Case's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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