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Mary Elizabeth Hocking (1891 - 1983)

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Mary Elizabeth Hocking
1891 - 1983
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1891
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1983
Murr, Australia
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Murr, Australia
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Mary Elizabeth Hocking was born in 1891. She is the child of Hayes Thomas Hocking and Mary Hocking. She died in 1983 in Murr, Australia at 92 years of age.
Updated: September 4, 2013
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Mary Elizabeth Hocking passed away in 1983 in Murr, Australia at age 92. She was born in 1891. She is the child of Hayes Thomas Hocking and Mary Hocking.
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In 1891, in the year that Mary Elizabeth Hocking was born, from March 9th through the 12th, a blizzard hit the south and west of England. Called the Great Blizzard of 1891, it led to snow drifts of up to 15 feet and killed 200 people and 6,000 animals. Fourteen ships sank.

In 1911, when she was 20 years old, the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

In 1966, she was 75 years old when on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1974, at the age of 83 years old, Mary was alive when on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

In 1983, in the year of Mary Elizabeth Hocking's passing, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

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