Melba Y Hurt (1909 - 2007)

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Orlando, Orange County, Florida

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1909 - In the year that Melba Y Hurt was born, explorer Robert Peary, a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, claimed to have been the first to have reached the geographic North Pole. His claim has been disputed for over a century - some say that he ended up 60 miles from the North Pole. Peary was the only navigator on his team and he didn't submit his records for public review.

1959 - At the age of 50 years old, Melba was alive when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

1971 - At the age of 62 years old, Melba was alive when in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

1979 - When she was 70 years old, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

1986 - At the age of 77 years old, Melba was alive when 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.

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Melba Y Hurt passed away on February 17, 2007 at age 97. No cause of death has been entered. She was born on December 20, 1909. We are unaware of information about Melba's family or relationships. We know that Melba Y Hurt had been residing in Orlando, Orange County, Florida.

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