Mary Chipman (1890 - 1981)

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Mary Chipman
1890 - 1981
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November 25, 1890
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May 1981
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San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas 78209
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Mary Chipman was born on November 25, 1890. She died in May 1981 at 90 years old. We know that Mary Chipman had been residing in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas 78209.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Mary Chipman passed away in May 1981 at 90 years of age. She was born on November 25, 1890. We are unaware of information about Mary's immediate family. We know that Mary Chipman had been residing in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas 78209.

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In 1890, in the year that Mary Chipman was born, on December 29th, the Wounded Knee Massacre occurred in South Dakota on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation . The U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment said that they rode into the Lakota camp "trying to disarm" the inhabitants. One person, Black Coyote - who was deaf - held onto his rifle, saying that he paid a lot of money for it. Shots rang out and by the end at least 153 Lakota Sioux - some estimates say 300 - and 25 troops had died. The site of the massacre is a National Historic Landmark.

In 1909, when she was 19 years old, the U.S. penny was changed to the Abraham Lincoln design. The Lincoln penny was so popular that it soon had to be rationed and it sold on the secondary market for a quarter. Abraham Lincoln was the first historical figure to be on a U.S. coin - which was released to commemorate his 100th birthday. This penny was also the first U.S. cent to include the words "In God We Trust.".

In 1932, Mary was 42 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1950, when she was 60 years old, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1981, in the year of Mary Chipman's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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