Mary Fritz (1905 - 1976)

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Mary Fritz
1905 - 1976
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February 3, 1905
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June 1976
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Englewood, Arapahoe County, Colorado 80110
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Mary Fritz was born on February 3, 1905. She died in June 1976 at 71 years old. We know that Mary Fritz had been residing in Englewood, Arapahoe County, Colorado 80110.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Mary Fritz passed away in June 1976 at 71 years of age. She was born on February 3, 1905. We are unaware of information about Mary's family or relationships. We know that Mary Fritz had been residing in Englewood, Arapahoe County, Colorado 80110.

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In 1905, in the year that Mary Fritz was born, the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

In 1918, at the age of merely 13 years old, Mary was alive when following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

In 1939, at the age of 34 years old, Mary was alive when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1962, when she was 57 years old, on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1976, in the year of Mary Fritz's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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