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Mary Matrascia (1904 - 1986)

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Mary Matrascia
1904 - 1986
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April 11, 1904
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December 1986
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Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15211
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Mary Matrascia was born on April 11, 1904. She died in December 1986 at age 82. We know that Mary Matrascia had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15211.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Mary Matrascia passed away in December 1986 at 82 years old. She was born on April 11, 1904. We have no information about Mary's family or relationships. We know that Mary Matrascia had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15211.
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In 1904, in the year that Mary Matrascia was born, the Russo-Japanese war began. The Russian Empire and the Japanese Empire began fighting over the territories of Manchuria and Korea. Russia wanted a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean while Japan feared growing encroachment from Russia into Asia. So the Japan fleet launched a surprise attack on the Russian Navy and a one year war began. President Roosevelt of the United States brokered peace between the two nations. It was the first time in the modern era that an Asian power showed its dominance over a European power.

In 1925, by the time she was 21 years old, on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1950, at the age of 46 years old, Mary was alive when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1976, at the age of 72 years old, Mary was alive when The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

In 1986, in the year of Mary Matrascia's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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