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Mary A Zahnow (1936 - 2005)

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Mary A Zahnow
1936 - 2005
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August 22, 1936
Death
April 24, 2005
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McHenry, McHenry County, Illinois 60050
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Mary A Zahnow was born on August 22, 1936. She died on April 24, 2005 at 68 years of age. We know that Mary A Zahnow had been residing in McHenry, McHenry County, Illinois 60050.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Mary A Zahnow passed away on April 24, 2005 at 68 years old. She was born on August 22, 1936. There is no information about Mary's surviving family. We know that Mary A Zahnow had been residing in McHenry, McHenry County, Illinois 60050.
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In 1936, in the year that Mary A Zahnow was born, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1941, by the time she was just 5 years old, on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1957, Mary was 21 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1968, when she was 32 years old, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

In 1970, by the time she was 34 years old, on April 10th, Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. (John Lennon had previously told the band that he was leaving but hadn't publicly announced it.) By the end of the year, each Beatle had his own album.

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