Mary Black (1889 - 1986)

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Hattie McDaniel and Shirley Temple.

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Albert Ramsay Black

Albert Ramsay Black

Shirley Temple Black

Shirley Temple Black

Walter Ivan Smeltzer

Walter Ivan Smeltzer

Karen Black

Karen Black

Karen Black, Five Easy Pieces.

Karen Black, Five Easy Pieces.

Karen Black

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Karen Black Gravesite

Karen Black Gravesite

Karen Black

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Karen Black

Karen Black

Sandy Dennis, Cher, Karen Black

Sandy Dennis, Cher, Karen Black

Dick Moore and Shirley Temple

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1889 - In the year that Mary Black was born, on March 31st, the Eiffel Tower was inaugurated. Because the elevators were not yet in operation, officials had to climb to the top of the tower - it took an hour. On May 15th, the Tower opened to the public - still without working elevators - but around 30,000 visitors still made the climb. The elevators went into operation on the 26th. The Tower wasn't considered aesthetically pleasing at the time but is now one of the most iconic structures in the world.

1890 - Mary was just 1 year old when on June 1st, the U.S. Census Bureau started tabulating census returns with punch cards. Herman Hollerith's "tabulating machine" used punch cards to more quickly compute census information, taking the time to get census results from 8 years in 1880 to 6 years for the 1890 census. Hollerith's company eventually became IBM.

1894 - When she was only 5 years old, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

1937 - When she was 48 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

1986 - In the year of Mary Black's passing, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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Mary Black passed away in March 1986 at 96 years old. No cause of death has been entered. She was born on October 21, 1889. We have no information about Mary's family. We know that Mary Black had been residing in Maryland.

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