Mary Kurtz (1918 - 1982)

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Mary Kurtz
1918 - 1982
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July 3, 1918
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May 1982
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16505
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Mary Kurtz was born on July 3, 1918. She died in May 1982 at 63 years old. We know that Mary Kurtz had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16505.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Mary Kurtz passed away in May 1982 at 63 years old. She was born on July 3, 1918. We have no information about Mary's surviving family. We know that Mary Kurtz had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16505.

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In 1918, in the year that Mary Kurtz was born, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

In 1928, when she was just 10 years old, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1959, she was 41 years old when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1961, Mary was 43 years old when on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1982, in the year of Mary Kurtz's passing, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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