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Mary Dell (Black) Bell (born 1940)

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Mary Dell (Black) Bell
1940 - living
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January 13, 1940
Louisiana United States
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Mary Dell (Black) Bell was born on January 13, 1940 in Louisiana. Her maiden name is Black and she married into the Bell family. She is the child of Jim Black and Blanche Black, with siblings Arthur, Willie, James, Evelyn, and Bernice. According to her family tree, Mary was mother to 7 children. She married Weston Bell on April 18, 1954. They had children Tamiko (Bell) Koons, Victoria “Vickie” Bell, Lynette Bell, Weston “Puncho” Bell JR, Antoinette Bell, Sabrina “Cookie” Bell, and Cynthia Bell.
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In 1940, in the year that Mary Dell (Black) Bell was born, on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1954, on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1969, on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

In 1970, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

In 1987, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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