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Mary C Cohan (1908 - 1994)

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Mary C Cohan
1908 - 1994
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January 5, 1908
Death
December 24, 1994
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Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 02115
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Mary C Cohan was born on January 5, 1908. She died on December 24, 1994 at 86 years of age. We know that Mary C Cohan had been residing in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 02115.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Mary C Cohan died on December 24, 1994 at 86 years old. She was born on January 5, 1908. We have no information about Mary's family. We know that Mary C Cohan had been residing in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 02115.
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In 1908, in the year that Mary C Cohan was born, President Theodore Roosevelt held the White House Conservation Conference, which lead to the establishment of the National Conservation Commission. Preparing the first inventory of the United State's natural resources, the commission was divided into four parts: water, forests, lands, and minerals.

In 1915, she was merely 7 years old when The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

In 1949, she was 41 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1950, Mary was 42 years old when on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

In 1994, in the year of Mary C Cohan's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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