Mary Dornak (1917 - 1978)

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Mary Dornak
1917 - 1978
updated February 06, 2019
Mary Dornak was born on April 20, 1917. She died in April 1978 at 60 years of age. We know that Mary Dornak had been residing in Victoria, Victoria County, Texas 77901.


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Mary Dornak died in April 1978 at age 60. She was born on April 20, 1917. We are unaware of information about Mary's surviving family. We know that Mary Dornak had been residing in Victoria, Victoria County, Texas 77901.
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In 1917, in the year that Mary Dornak was born, on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

In 1920, at the age of only 3 years old, Mary was alive when the Volstead Act became law. Formally called the National Prohibition Act, the Volstead Act enabled law enforcement agencies to carry out the 18th Amendment. It said that "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, or furnish any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act" and defined intoxicating liquor as any beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

In 1939, by the time she was 22 years old, in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1952, when she was 35 years old, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1978, in the year of Mary Dornak's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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Jan 19, 1915 - Jun 26, 2007
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Jul 10, 1903 - August 1982
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Mar 10, 1899 - January 1987
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Feb 14, 1912 - June 1982
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Annie M Dornak
Oct 17, 1913 - Nov 8, 1998
Hallettsville, TX
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Jun 28, 1906 - March 1983
Hallettsville, Texas
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Sep 29, 1915 - Jul 24, 2011
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John J Dornak
Dec 23, 1925 - Jun 12, 2011
Minneapolis, MN
Anthony Dornak
Mar 29, 1917 - March 1964
Anthony G Dornak
Jul 8, 1945 - Apr 18, 1995
Minneapolis, MN
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Nov 30, 1879 - Apr 15, 1966
Saint Louis, MO
Juliana Dornak
Oct 7, 1901 - September 1984
Saint Louis, Missouri
Eiko Dornak
Jun 8, 1926 - October 1985
Anton A Dornak
Sep 5, 1924 - Sep 10, 2005
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Anthony A. Dornak
Born: around 1962
Gloria J. (Hughes) Dornak
Born: around 1967

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