Mary C Speed (1941 - 1996)

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Mary C Speed
1941 - 1996
updated February 06, 2019
Mary C Speed was born on February 3, 1941. She died on May 18, 1996 at 55 years of age.


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Mary C Speed passed away on May 18, 1996 at 55 years of age. She was born on February 3, 1941. We are unaware of information about Mary's family or relationships.
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In 1941, in the year that Mary C Speed was born, 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 1967, when she was 26 years old, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1979, Mary was 38 years old when on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

In 1983, when she was 42 years old, on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

In 1996, in the year of Mary C Speed's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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May 17, 1928 - Mar 28, 2007
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May 16, 1939 - Feb 25, 2006
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Aug 19, 1947 - Jul 12, 2008
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Apr 22, 1903 - March 1976
Malvern, Arkansas
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Jul 23, 1906 - August 1970
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Dec 26, 1898 - March 1964
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Feb 9, 1913 - July 1975
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Nov 24, 1913 - January 1985
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Apr 17, 1916 - December 1968
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Mar 25, 1905 - Jun 22, 2007
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Dec 16, 1941 - April 1969
Walter Speed
Mar 25, 1943 - May 14, 2000
Helena, AR
Katie R Speed
Oct 17, 1904 - Nov 16, 1997
Foreman, AR

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