Martinus Grotjohan (1903 - 1991)

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Martinus Grotjohan
1903 - 1991
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January 26, 1903
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October 23, 1991
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Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, Florida 33462
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Martinus Grotjohan was born on January 26, 1903. Martinus died on October 23, 1991 at age 88. We know that Martinus Grotjohan had been residing in Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, Florida 33462.
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Martinus Grotjohan died on October 23, 1991 at 88 years of age. Martinus was born on January 26, 1903. There is no information about Martinus's family. We know that Martinus Grotjohan had been residing in Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, Florida 33462.

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In 1903, in the year that Martinus Grotjohan was born, two brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, flew the first powered heavier-than-air plane. They flew 4 times in one day - the longest flight lasting 59 seconds and a little over 852 feet. While the brothers had notified several newspapers of their attempt, only one - a local paper - covered it. After their 4th flight, a gust of wind caught the plane, turned it over, and totaled it.

In 1925, by the time this person was 22 years old, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1972, by the time this person was 69 years old, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

In 1989, at the age of 86 years old, Martinus was alive when on November 9th, the Berlin Wall fell. The Wall was built by the East Germans to keep East Berliners from escaping into West Berlin, separating families and friends. When the head of the East German Communist Party announced that day that East Berliners could cross whenever they pleased, happy crowds surged across the border. People brought tools and took parts of the hated wall.

In 1991, in the year of Martinus Grotjohan's passing, on December 25th, the Soviet Union flag was lowered and replaced by the Russian tricolor flag. It was the end of the Soviet Union. Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as President of the Soviet Union and Boris Yeltsin became President of the Russian Republic.

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