Mary Lamphere (1889 - 1968)

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Mary Lamphere
1889 - 1968
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June 11, 1889
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July 1968
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Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County, California 94086
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Mary Lamphere was born on June 11, 1889. She died in July 1968 at 79 years old. We know that Mary Lamphere had been residing in Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County, California 94086.
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Mary Lamphere passed away in July 1968 at 79 years old. She was born on June 11, 1889. There is no information about Mary's immediate family. We know that Mary Lamphere had been residing in Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County, California 94086.

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In 1889, in the year that Mary Lamphere was born, on April 20th, Adolf Hitler was born in Austria-Hungary - now Austria. In his early 30's, he began his rise to power in German politics, eventually becoming the leader of the Nazi Party and Führer of Nazi Germany. He presided over the death of millions of civilians as well as leading Germany through World War II.

In 1895, by the time she was just 6 years old, on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1931, she was 42 years old when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1946, when she was 57 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1968, in the year of Mary Lamphere's passing, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

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