Mark Degnan (1849 - 1940)

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Mark Degnan
1849 - 1940
updated February 06, 2019
Mark Degnan was born around 1849. He died on October 29, 1940 in New York at age 91.

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Mark Degnan died on October 29, 1940 in New York at 91 years old. He was born around 1849. We are unaware of information about Mark's family or relationships.
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In 1849, in the year that Mark Degnan was born, on March 4th, a Sunday, Zachary Taylor became the 12th US President. However, he refused to be sworn in on a Sunday - the Sabbath - so he was inaugurated the following Monday.

In 1855, he was just 6 years old when on March 3rd, Congress appropriated $30,000 to create the U.S. Camel Corps. The idea was to use camels as pack animals in the Southwest and 34 camels were bought. But the Army wasn't enthusiastic about the idea and after the Civil War the Camel Corps was entirely abandoned.

In 1906, when he was 57 years old, President Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Prize for Peace. The award was considered controversial at the time because many thought that he was an imperialist. But he had brokered peace between Russia and Japan a year previous and had allowed a dispute between Mexico and the U.S. to go to arbitration, resolving the issue peacefully rather than resorting to military conflict. For these two reasons, the Nobel Prize committee chose him for the Peace Prize.

In 1914, he was 65 years old when in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

In 1940, in the year of Mark Degnan's passing, in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

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around 1855 - Jun 1, 1895
Mary Degnan
around 1860 - Jan 12, 1895
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around 1838 - Nov 20, 1896
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around 1858 - Dec 29, 1898
Mary Degnan
around 1906 - Sep 25, 1907
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around 1856 - Feb 26, 1917
Mary Degnan
around 1857 - Aug 5, 1922
Mary Degnan
around 1849 - Mar 29, 1924
Mary Degnan
around 1859 - Oct 13, 1927
Mary Degnan
around 1865 - Mar 7, 1933
Mary Degnan
around 1871 - Jun 2, 1935
Mary Degnan
around 1871 - Oct 14, 1931
Mary Degnan
around 1865 - Feb 10, 1934
Mary Degnan
around 1877 - Mar 17, 1940
Mary Degnan
around 1859 - Jul 13, 1943
Mary Degnan
around 1878 - May 6, 1946
Mary Degnan
around 1859 - Feb 28, 1948
Mary A Degnan
around 1850 - Aug 27, 1910
Mary A Degnan
around 1860 - Mar 13, 1902
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around 1850 - Sep 13, 1904
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