Mary Degnan (1838 - 1896)

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Mary Degnan
1838 - 1896
updated February 06, 2019
Mary Degnan was born around 1838. She died on November 20, 1896 in New York at 58 years old.

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Mary Degnan died on November 20, 1896 in New York at 58 years old. She was born around 1838. There is no information about Mary's family or relationships.
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In 1838, in the year that Mary Degnan was born, on January 11th in New Jersey, Samuel Morse and two others first publicly demonstrated Morse's new invention - the telegraph. Patented by Morse in 1837, the electrical telegraph used a code developed by him and his assistant, Samuel Vail, and sent a message two miles. In 1844, Morse broadcast from Washington DC to Baltimore Maryland the message "What hath God wrought" and the telegraph took off.

In 1859, by the time she was 21 years old, from August 28th through September 2nd, the largest solar storm recorded - the solar storm of 1859 - occurred. The Northern lights were seen as far south as Cuba and it knocked out telegraph communications.

In 1861, she was 23 years old when on January 9th, Mississippi became the second state to secede from the Union. Within the same month, 5 more states seceded - Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Texas, and Louisiana - and Jefferson Davis, age 52, resigned as a U.S. Senator.

In 1884, Mary was 46 years old when on December 6th, the Washington Monument was completed. Building began in 1848 but was stopped because of lack of funds and also due to the Civil War. It would be dedicated in 1885. At the time of its completion, it was the tallest structure in the world.

In 1896, in the year of Mary Degnan's passing, on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

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around 1854 - Feb 2, 1915
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around 1871 - Oct 14, 1931
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around 1858 - Dec 29, 1898
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around 1906 - Sep 25, 1907
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around 1856 - Feb 26, 1917
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around 1857 - Aug 5, 1922
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around 1849 - Mar 29, 1924
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around 1859 - Oct 13, 1927
Mary Degnan
around 1865 - Mar 7, 1933
Mary Degnan
around 1871 - Jun 2, 1935
Mary Degnan
around 1871 - Oct 14, 1931
Mary Degnan
around 1865 - Feb 10, 1934
Mary Degnan
around 1877 - Mar 17, 1940
Mary Degnan
around 1859 - Jul 13, 1943
Mary Degnan
around 1878 - May 6, 1946
Mary Degnan
around 1859 - Feb 28, 1948
Mary A Degnan
around 1850 - Aug 27, 1910
Mary A Degnan
around 1860 - Mar 13, 1902
Mary A Degnan
around 1850 - Sep 13, 1904
Mary A Degnan
around 1907  - Dec 15, 1907
Mary A Degnan
around 1854 - Feb 2, 1915
Mary A Degnan
around 1888 - Mar 7, 1920

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Mary Degnan
around 1858 - Dec 29, 1898
Mary Degnan
around 1906 - Sep 25, 1907
Mary Degnan
around 1856 - Feb 26, 1917
Mary Degnan
around 1857 - Aug 5, 1922
Mary Degnan
around 1849 - Mar 29, 1924
Mary Degnan
around 1859 - Oct 13, 1927
Mary Degnan
around 1865 - Mar 7, 1933
Mary Degnan
around 1871 - Jun 2, 1935
Mary Degnan
around 1871 - Oct 14, 1931
Mary Degnan
around 1865 - Feb 10, 1934
Mary Degnan
around 1877 - Mar 17, 1940
Mary Degnan
around 1859 - Jul 13, 1943
Mary Degnan
around 1878 - May 6, 1946
Mary Degnan
around 1859 - Feb 28, 1948
Mary A Degnan
around 1850 - Aug 27, 1910
Mary A Degnan
around 1860 - Mar 13, 1902
Mary A Degnan
around 1850 - Sep 13, 1904
Mary A Degnan
around 1907  - Dec 15, 1907
Mary A Degnan
around 1854 - Feb 2, 1915
Mary A Degnan
around 1888 - Mar 7, 1920
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