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Madelyn Mowry (1904 - 1980)

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Madelyn Mowry
1904 - 1980
Born
August 8, 1904
Death
September 1980
Last Known Residence
Salem, Rockingham County, New Hampshire 03079
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Madelyn Mowry of Salem, Rockingham County, New Hampshire was born on August 8, 1904, and died at age 76 years old in September 1980.
Updated: October 3, 2011
Biography ID: 4220144

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Madelyn Mowry passed away at age 76 years old in September 1980. Madelyn Mowry of Salem, Rockingham County, New Hampshire was born on August 8, 1904.

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Madelyn Mowry lived 1 year longer than the average Mowry family member when she died at the age of 76.
The average age of a Mowry family member is 75.
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In 1904, in the year that Madelyn Mowry was born, the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1941, by the time she was 37 years old, 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 1962, by the time she was 58 years old, on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1974, when she was 70 years old, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

In 1980, in the year of Madelyn Mowry's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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