Mary L Davis (1879 - 1971)

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Mary L Davis
1879 - 1971
updated February 06, 2019
Mary L Davis was born on September 20, 1879. She died on October 15, 1971 at 92 years old. We know that Mary L Davis had been residing in Courtland, Lawrence County, Alabama.


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Mary L Davis passed away on October 15, 1971 at 92 years of age. She was born on September 20, 1879. We are unaware of information about Mary's surviving family. We know that Mary L Davis had been residing in Courtland, Lawrence County, Alabama.
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In 1879, in the year that Mary L Davis was born, on October 22nd, Thomas Edison tested the first practical electric light bulb. Lasting 13½ hours before burning out, it used a "a carbon filament or strip coiled and connected to platina contact wires". He applied for a patent on November 4th, receiving the patent in January 1880.

In 1882, at the age of just 3 years old, Mary was alive when on August 3rd, President Chester Arthur signed the 1882 Immigration Act. "Criminals, the insane, or any person unable to take care of him or herself" were not allowed in the U.S. according to the Act. It also imposed a "head tax" on non-citizens entering the U.S.

In 1907, when she was 28 years old, the showman Florenz Ziegfeld introduced his Ziegfeld Follies. Ziegfeld was inspired by the Folies Bergère of Paris and the show was a step up from the then current vaudeville shows. The top entertainers of the time played in the Follies but the stars were the Ziegfeld girls - beautiful chorus girls in elaborate costumes. For almost a quarter of a century, the Ziegfeld follies were the toast of Broadway.

In 1936, she was 57 years old when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1971, in the year of Mary L Davis's passing, in March, Intel shipped the first microprocessor to Busicom, a Japanese manufacturer of calculators. The microprocessor has since allowed computers to become smaller and faster, leading to smaller and more versatile handheld devices, home computers, and supercomputers.

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