Mary J Sakala (1912 - 2001)

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Mary J Sakala
1912 - 2001
updated February 06, 2019
Mary J Sakala was born on February 2, 1912. She died on July 21, 2001 at age 89.

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Mary J Sakala passed away on July 21, 2001 at 89 years of age. She was born on February 2, 1912. We have no information about Mary's immediate family.
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In 1912, in the year that Mary J Sakala was born, the RMS Titanic sank in April. The RMS Titanic was a British built and run passenger liner that was billed as "unsinkable." On its maiden voyage from Southampton England to New York City, carrying about 2,224 passengers and crew - from the wealthiest people in the world to poor emigrants from Europe, the Titanic hit an iceberg. Five of her watertight compartments failed but she was designed to survive only 4 being flooded. She began to sink. There were only enough lifeboats for about half of the passengers so over 1,000 remained behind while "women and children first" were loaded. Over 1500 died, making it the largest maritime disaster in modern history.

In 1938, Mary was 26 years old when 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.

In 1951, by the time she was 39 years old, on February 27th, the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution (which limited the number of terms a president may serve to two) was ratified by 36 states, making it a part of the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment was both a reaction to the 4 term Roosevelt presidency and also the recognition of a long-standing tradition in American politics.

In 1969, when she was 57 years old, in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

In 1993, by the time she was 81 years old, on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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Apr 6, 1914 - Dec 3, 1998
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Jul 24, 1923 - Apr 7, 2007
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Aug 13, 1921 - Oct 14, 1990
Casper J Sakala
May 26, 1923 - Sep 10, 2006
Springdale, PA
Louis J Sakala
Apr 23, 1921 - Dec 28, 2006
Natrona Heights, PA
John Sakala
Aug 5, 1915 - Oct 20, 2009
Philadelphia, PA
Julia Sakala
Dec 27, 1913 - Jun 29, 1997
East Mc Keesport, PA
Ruth Sakala
Feb 23, 1915 - Jan 28, 2007
Easton, PA
Mary Sakala
Jul 8, 1921 - Sep 6, 1995
Tarentum, PA
Paul Sakala
Jul 18, 1927 - Mar 30, 2001
Cheswick, PA
Mary L Sakala
Jun 18, 1920 - Oct 5, 2010
Natrona Heights, PA
Anna Sakala
May 2, 1899 - March 1968
Yonkers, NY
Michel Sakala
Sep 27, 1896 - November 1969
New Rochelle, NY
Anna E Sakala
Nov 30, 1918 - Sep 25, 1992
Leechburg, PA
Anna Sakala
Jan 17, 1897 - June 1978
Philadelphia, PA
Stephan Sakala
Sep 12, 1883 - December 1971
Olean, NY
Kathryn M Sakala
Apr 1, 1924 - Jun 30, 2007
Springdale, PA
Margaret T Sakala
Nov 11, 1920 - October 1992
Philadelphia, PA
George T Sakala
Jun 5, 1917 - Feb 10, 2006
Natrona Heights, PA
Joseph P Sakala
Feb 28, 1915 - Mar 7, 2005
Leechburg, PA

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