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Mary French (1895 - 1984)

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Mary French
1895 - 1984
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August 15, 1895
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September 1984
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River Grove, Cook County, Illinois 60171
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Mary French was born on August 15, 1895. She died in September 1984 at age 89. We know that Mary French had been residing in River Grove, Cook County, Illinois 60171.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Mary French passed away in September 1984 at 89 years old. She was born on August 15, 1895. There is no information about Mary's surviving family. We know that Mary French had been residing in River Grove, Cook County, Illinois 60171.
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In 1895, in the year that Mary French was born, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1948, by the time she was 53 years old, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1951, by the time she was 56 years old, on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1971, she was 76 years old when in March, Intel shipped the first microprocessor to Busicom, a Japanese manufacturer of calculators. The microprocessor has since allowed computers to become smaller and faster, leading to smaller and more versatile handheld devices, home computers, and supercomputers.

In 1984, in the year of Mary French's passing, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

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