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Matilda J Popey (1920 - 2009)

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Matilda J Popey
1920 - 2009
Born
September 5, 1920
Death
May 24, 2009
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Bridgeville, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15017
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Matilda J Popey was born on September 5, 1920. She died on May 24, 2009 at 88 years of age. We know that Matilda J Popey had been residing in Bridgeville, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15017.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Matilda J Popey passed away on May 24, 2009 at 88 years old. She was born on September 5, 1920. We have no information about Matilda's immediate family. We know that Matilda J Popey had been residing in Bridgeville, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15017.
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In 1920, in the year that Matilda J Popey was born, the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, passed both Houses of Congress and was sent to the States to ratify. In August, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the Amendment and it became law eight days later. Mississippi ratified it in 1984.

In 1951, Matilda 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 1965, when she was 45 years old, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1986, when she was 66 years old, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

In 1995, by the time she was 75 years old, on September 3rd, eBay was founded in San Jose California. Beginning as simply a place for Pierre Omidyar's girlfriend (now wife) to share her Pez passion and collection online, the site has become a multibillion-dollar business and operates in 30 countries.

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