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Mary J Mcnerney (1925 - 2004)

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Mary J Mcnerney
1925 - 2004
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April 23, 1925
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January 5, 2004
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Franklin Park, Cook County, Illinois 60131
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Mary J Mcnerney was born on April 23, 1925. She died on January 5, 2004 at 78 years of age. We know that Mary J Mcnerney had been residing in Franklin Park, Cook County, Illinois 60131.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Mary J Mcnerney passed away on January 5, 2004 at age 78. She was born on April 23, 1925. We are unaware of information about Mary's immediate family. We know that Mary J Mcnerney had been residing in Franklin Park, Cook County, Illinois 60131.
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In 1925, in the year that Mary J Mcnerney was born, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1941, Mary was 16 years old when on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1967, Mary was 42 years old when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1988, when she was 63 years old, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In 1996, when she was 71 years old, on July 5th, the first cloned mammal - "Dolly the Sheep" - was born in Scotland. She had three mothers. Dolly lived to be 6 years old and produced 6 lambs. Since, other sheep have been cloned as well as horses, pigs, deer, and bulls.

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