Mary Rigsby (1897 - 1980)

Mary Rigsby
1897 - 1980
updated February 06, 2019
Mary Rigsby was born on March 30, 1897. She died in December 1980 at age 83. We know that Mary Rigsby had been residing in Highland Park, Wayne County, Michigan 48203.
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Mary Rigsby passed away in December 1980 at 83 years of age. She was born on March 30, 1897. We have no information about Mary's family. We know that Mary Rigsby had been residing in Highland Park, Wayne County, Michigan 48203.
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In 1897, in the year that Mary Rigsby was born, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1901, at the age of merely 4 years old, Mary was alive when the first Nobel Prizes were awarded. Chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel, who died in 1896, had provided in his will for prizes in physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine, who have produced the most distinguished literary work of an idealist tendency, and who have contributed the most toward world peace. The winners in 1901 were: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen for physics, Jacobus Henricus van't Hoff for chemistry, Emil Adolf von Behring for physiology or medicine, Sully Prudhomme for literature, and Jean Henry Dunant and Frédéric Passy for peace.

In 1952, when she was 55 years old, 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 1962, she was 65 years old when on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1980, in the year of Mary Rigsby's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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May 1, 1905 - January 1978
May 21, 1904 - September 1972
Sep 18, 1922 - Oct 31, 2009
Apr 1, 1930 - Aug 12, 1992
Oct 22, 1965 - Nov 4, 2007
Apr 1, 1935 - Aug 8, 2001
Nov 6, 1918 - Jan 23, 2004
Dec 31, 1902 - Nov 14, 1995
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Jan 8, 1910 - August 1972
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