Mary Obrien (1908 - 1974)

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Mary Obrien
1908 - 1974
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June 27, 1908
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January 1974
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Harborcreek, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16421
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Mary Obrien was born on June 27, 1908. She died in January 1974 at 65 years old. We know that Mary Obrien had been residing in Harborcreek, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16421.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Mary Obrien passed away in January 1974 at 65 years of age. She was born on June 27, 1908. There is no information about Mary's surviving family. We know that Mary Obrien had been residing in Harborcreek, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16421.

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In 1908, in the year that Mary Obrien was born, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was established as the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States; it simultaneously served as the nation's prime federal law enforcement agency. Stanley Finch was the first Chief (now called Director).

In 1949, at the age of 41 years old, Mary was alive when comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1956, by the time she was 48 years old, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1969, by the time she was 61 years old, 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.

In 1974, in the year of Mary Obrien's passing, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

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