Mary Danahey (1914 - 1984)

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Mary Danahey
1914 - 1984
updated February 06, 2019
Mary Danahey was born on May 31, 1914. She died in March 1984 at age 69. We know that Mary Danahey had been residing in San Leandro, Alameda County, California 94577.


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Mary Danahey died in March 1984 at age 69. She was born on May 31, 1914. There is no information about Mary's family or relationships. We know that Mary Danahey had been residing in San Leandro, Alameda County, California 94577.
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In 1914, in the year that Mary Danahey 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.

In 1928, Mary was merely 14 years old when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1942, she was 28 years old when on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

In 1953, she was 39 years old when actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

In 1984, in the year of Mary Danahey'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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Other Mary Danaheys

Mary A Danahey
Aug 16, 1923 - Jul 16, 2003
Thiensville, WI

Other Danaheys

William C Danahey
Dec 31, 1931 - Jan 12, 2002
Fort Wayne, IN
Helen C Danahey
Feb 9, 1920 - Aug 23, 1998
Groton, CT
George Danahey
Oct 26, 1892 - April 1966
Blackstone, Massachusetts
Casey J. Danahey
Born: around 1976
Marcie L. (Webb) Danahey
Born: around 1976
James Arthur Danahey Jr
Born: around 1946
Karol (Mcnery) Danahey
Born: around 1948
Leo F. Danahey Jr
Born: around 1950
Anna L. (Furlow) Danahey
Born: around 1959
Brian P. Danahey
Born: around 1965
Kimberly D. (Bissette) Danahey
Born: around 1964
Sean M. Danahey
Born: around 1958
Suzanne (Winchoba) Danahey
Born: around 1960
Garrett Danahey
around 1861 - Mar 16, 1933
Nellie Danahey
around 1892 - Feb 2, 1935

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