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Truman Glen Martin (1928 - 2011)

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Truman Glen Martin
1928 - 2011
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May 24, 1928
Death
January 6, 2011
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West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana 47906
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Truman Glen Martin was born on May 24, 1928. He died on January 6, 2011 at 82 years old. We know that Truman Glen Martin had been residing in West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana 47906.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Truman Glen Martin died on January 6, 2011 at 82 years of age. He was born on May 24, 1928. There is no information about Truman's immediate family. We know that Truman Glen Martin had been residing in West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana 47906.
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In 1928, in the year that Truman Glen Martin was born, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1940, at the age of only 12 years old, Truman was alive when on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

In 1958, he was 30 years old when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1967, by the time he was 39 years old, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1979, he was 51 years old when on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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