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Mary Looby (1882 - 1969)

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Mary Looby
1882 - 1969
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January 15, 1882
Death
March 1969
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Brighton, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 02135
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Mary Looby was born on January 15, 1882. She died in March 1969 at 87 years of age. We know that Mary Looby had been residing in Brighton, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 02135.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Mary Looby passed away in March 1969 at 87 years of age. She was born on January 15, 1882. We have no information about Mary's surviving family. We know that Mary Looby had been residing in Brighton, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 02135.
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In 1882, in the year that Mary Looby was born, 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 1931, at the age of 49 years old, Mary was alive when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1945, she was 63 years old when on April 12th, President Roosevelt died of natural causes and Harry S. Truman, his Vice-President, became the 33rd President of the United States.

In 1958, when she was 76 years old, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1969, in the year of Mary Looby's passing, on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

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