Mattie Tomme (1880 - 1963)

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1880 - In the year that Mattie Tomme was born, on February 2nd the city of Wabash, Indiana became the third city in the world to be lit by electricity.

1893 - At the age of just 13 years old, Mattie was alive when on February 1st, Thomas Edison's motion picture studio on his laboratory grounds in West Orange New Jersey was completed. The studio was called "Black Maria" and the first movie made and viewed in it was of 3 people pretending to be blacksmiths.

1926 - She was 46 years old when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

1949 - She was 69 years old when comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

1963 - In the year of Mattie Tomme's passing, 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.

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Mattie Tomme died in September 1963 at age 82. There is no known cause of death. She was born on December 3, 1880. We are unaware of information about Mattie's family or relationships. We know that Mattie Tomme had been residing in Mississippi.

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