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Donald Mowry (1935 - 1966)

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Donald Mowry
1935 - 1966
Born
January 15, 1935
Death
November 1966
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Donald Mowry was born on January 15, 1935, and died at age 31 years old in November 1966. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Donald Mowry.
Updated: November 10, 2011
Biography ID: 80011539

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Donald Mowry passed away at age 31 years old in November 1966. Donald Mowry was born on January 15, 1935. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Donald Mowry.

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Donald Mowry lived 44 years shorter than the average Mowry family member when he died at the age of 31.
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In 1935, in the year that Donald Mowry was born, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1941, he was merely 6 years old when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1949, by the time he was merely 14 years old, 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."

In 1952, when he was 17 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1966, in the year of Donald Mowry's passing, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

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