Mary Polk (1915 - 1996)

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Mary Polk
1915 - 1996
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September 13, 1915
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July 29, 1996
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Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33139
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Mary Polk was born on September 13, 1915. She died on July 29, 1996 at 80 years of age. We know that Mary Polk had been residing in Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33139.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Mary Polk passed away on July 29, 1996 at 80 years old. She was born on September 13, 1915. We are unaware of information about Mary's family. We know that Mary Polk had been residing in Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33139.

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In 1915, in the year that Mary Polk was born, the Superior Court in Fulton County Georgia accepted the charter for the establishment of the new Ku Klux Klan, succeeding the Klan that flourished in the South in the late 1800's. This iteration of the Klan adopted white clothing and used many of the code words from the first Klan, adding cross burnings and mass marches in an attempt to intimidate others.

In 1939, at the age of 24 years old, Mary was alive when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1948, she was 33 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1961, when she was 46 years old, on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1996, in the year of Mary Polk's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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