Mary C Tesla (1920 - 2005)

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Mary C Tesla
1920 - 2005
August 11, 1920
November 3, 2005
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Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut 06614
Mary C Tesla of Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut was born on August 11, 1920, and died at age 85 years old on November 3, 2005.
Updated: October 3, 2011
Biography ID: 7459860

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Mary Tesla passed away at age 85 years old on November 3, 2005. Mary C Tesla of Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut was born on August 11, 1920.

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Mary C Tesla lived 8 years longer than the average Tesla family member when she died at the age of 85.
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In 1920, in the year that Mary C Tesla was born, the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, passed both Houses of Congress and was sent to the States to ratify. In August, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the Amendment and it became law eight days later. Mississippi ratified it in 1984.

In 1935, Mary was merely 15 years old when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1945, Mary was 25 years old when on April 12th, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Georgia. At 1p, he was sitting for a portrait when he complained that he had a "terrific pain" in the back of his head and collapsed. A doctor was summoned and the doctor gave him a shot of adrenaline into his heart. It didn't help and he was pronounced dead at 3:30 p.m. A slow moving train took him back to Washington D.C. while thousands of mourners lined the tracks. He was buried at his home in Hyde Park, New York.

In 1951, by the time she was 31 years old, on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1977, by the time she was 57 years old, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

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