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Mary Troxell (1907 - 1986)

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Mary Troxell
1907 - 1986
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February 24, 1907
Death
May 1986
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Florida 33581
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Mary Troxell was born on February 24, 1907. She died in May 1986 at age 79. We know that Mary Troxell had been residing in Florida 33581.
Updated: November 3, 2011
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Mary Troxell passed away in May 1986 at 79 years of age. She was born on February 24, 1907. There is no information about Mary's immediate family. We know that Mary Troxell had been residing in Florida 33581.
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In 1907, in the year that Mary Troxell was born, the Monongah coal mining disaster occurred on December 6th, happening at the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines.. Over 361 miners were killed. Because there was no breathing apparatus at the time to help rescuers, recovery efforts were greatly hampered. It is considered the worst mining disaster in American history and led to government oversight in mining practices.

In 1948, at the age of 41 years old, Mary was alive 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 1959, at the age of 52 years old, Mary was alive when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1975, she was 68 years old when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1986, in the year of Mary Troxell's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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