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Mary Krapausky (1887 - 1983)

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Mary Krapausky
1887 - 1983
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July 2, 1887
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July 1983
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Morton, Tazewell County, Illinois 61550
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Mary Krapausky was born on July 2, 1887. She died in July 1983 at age 95. We know that Mary Krapausky had been residing in Morton, Tazewell County, Illinois 61550.
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Mary Krapausky died in July 1983 at age 95. She was born on July 2, 1887. We have no information about Mary's family or relationships. We know that Mary Krapausky had been residing in Morton, Tazewell County, Illinois 61550.
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In 1887, in the year that Mary Krapausky was born, on January 28th, the largest recorded snowflakes fell in a snowstorm in Fort Keogh, Montana. They were supposed to have been 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. A rancher in the area said that they were “larger than milk pans”. A Wild West tall tale? Not according to the Guinness World Records book.

In 1906, at the age of 19 years old, Mary was alive when the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1951, Mary was 64 years old when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1965, when she was 78 years old, from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

In 1983, in the year of Mary Krapausky's passing, on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

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