Mary Cotter (1914 - 1984)

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Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida

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1914 - In the year that Mary Cotter was born, in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

1940 - When she was 26 years old, on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

1945 - When she was 31 years old, on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

1972 - When she was 58 years old, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

1984 - In the year of Mary Cotter's passing, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

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Mary Cotter passed away in November 1984 at 70 years of age. There is no known cause of death for Mary. She was born on May 21, 1914. We are unaware of information about Mary's surviving family. We know that Mary Cotter had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

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