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Mary Ellen Healy (1870 - 1938)

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Mary Ellen Healy
1870 - 1938
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1870
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1938
Ballt East, Australia
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Ballt East, Australia
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Mary Ellen Healy was born in 1870. She is the child of Barrett Thomas Healy and Mary Ellen Noon Healy. She died in 1938 in Ballt East, Australia at 68 years of age.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Mary Ellen Healy died in 1938 in Ballt East, Australia at 68 years of age. She was born in 1870. She is the child of Barrett Thomas Healy and Mary Ellen Noon Healy.
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In 1870, in the year that Mary Ellen Healy was born, on January 26th, the state of Virginia rejoined the Union. On February 23rd, Mississippi was readmitted to the Union. On March 30th, Texas was readmitted to the Union. And on July 15th, Georgia became the last Confederate state to be readmitted to the Union.

In 1884, at the age of just 14 years old, Mary was alive 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 1910, at the age of 40 years old, Mary was alive when the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. U.S. publisher W.D. Boyce was visiting England when he became lost in the London fog. An unknown Boy Scout helped him find his way out, declining a tip (he said that he was a Boy Scout and was doing his good deed for the day). Boyce was so impressed that he incorporated the Boy Scouts of America when he returned home. Its purpose was "to teach boys patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred values."

In 1923, by the time she was 53 years old, on August 2nd, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States due to the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. After the scandals of the Harding presidency, Coolidge restored public confidence and was very popular. He won the Presidential election in 1924 but declined to run again in 1928.

In 1938, in the year of Mary Ellen Healy's passing, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

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