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Mary Meeks (1921 - 1978)

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Mary Meeks
1921 - 1978
Born
March 9, 1921
Death
June 1978
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Mary Meeks was born on March 9, 1921, and died at age 57 years old in June 1978. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Mary Meeks.
Updated: November 1, 2011
Biography ID: 39246175

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Mary Meeks passed away at age 57 years old in June 1978. Mary Meeks was born on March 9, 1921. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Mary Meeks.

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Mary Meeks lived 13 years shorter than the average Meeks family member when she died at the age of 57.
The average age of a Meeks family member is 70.
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1921 - 1978 World Events

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In 1921, in the year that Mary Meeks was born, hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1949, at the age of 28 years old, Mary was alive when on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1952, she was 31 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1967, she was 46 years old when between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1978, in the year of Mary Meeks'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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