Mary Mcmannus (1893 - 1978)

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Mary Mcmannus
1893 - 1978
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September 25, 1893
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August 1978
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Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois 62704
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Mary Mcmannus was born on September 25, 1893. She died in August 1978 at age 84. We know that Mary Mcmannus had been residing in Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois 62704.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Mary Mcmannus died in August 1978 at age 84. She was born on September 25, 1893. There is no information about Mary's family. We know that Mary Mcmannus had been residing in Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois 62704.

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In 1893, in the year that Mary Mcmannus was born, on February 1st, Thomas Edison's motion picture studio on his laboratory grounds in West Orange New Jersey was completed. The studio was called "Black Maria" and the first movie made and viewed in it was of 3 people pretending to be blacksmiths.

In 1913, at the age of 20 years old, Mary was alive when Henry Ford installed the first moving assembly line for the mass production of an entire automobile. It had previously taken 12 hours to assemble a whole vehicle - now it took only two hours and 30 minutes! Inspired by the production lines at flour mills, breweries, canneries and industrial bakeries, along with the disassembly of animal carcasses in Chicago’s meat-packing plants, Ford created moving belts for parts and the assembly line was born.

In 1922, by the time she was 29 years old, on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

In 1967, Mary was 74 years old when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1978, in the year of Mary Mcmannus's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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