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Mary Lesnefsky (1893 - 1979)

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Mary Lesnefsky
1893 - 1979
Born
April 20, 1893
Death
April 1979
Last Known Residence
Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey 08611
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Mary Lesnefsky of Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey was born on April 20, 1893, and died at age 86 years old in April 1979.
Updated: October 6, 2011
Biography ID: 20053061

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Mary Lesnefsky passed away at age 86 years old in April 1979. Mary Lesnefsky of Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey was born on April 20, 1893.

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In 1893, in the year that Mary Lesnefsky was born, a songbook, called Song Stories for the Kindergarten, was published by sisters Patty and Mildred Hill. One of the songs included in the book was "Good Morning to All" - later the lyrics were changed and it became "Happy Birthday to You".

In 1925, by the time she was 32 years old, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1932, Mary was 39 years old when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1951, at the age of 58 years old, Mary was alive 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 1979, in the year of Mary Lesnefsky's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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