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Martin Lillis (1929 - 2005)

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Martin Lillis
1929 - 2005
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August 8, 1929
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July 25, 2005
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Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey 07305
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Martin Lillis was born on August 8, 1929. He died on July 25, 2005 at age 75. We know that Martin Lillis had been residing in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey 07305.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Martin Lillis died on July 25, 2005 at 75 years of age. He was born on August 8, 1929. There is no information about Martin's family. We know that Martin Lillis had been residing in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey 07305.
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In 1929, in the year that Martin Lillis was born, on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

In 1948, Martin was 19 years old when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1952, he was 23 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1963, by the time he was 34 years old, the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1976, when he was 47 years old, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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