Mary Wells (1931 - 1987)

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Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin

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1931 - In the year that Mary Wells was born, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

1949 - When she was 18 years old, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

1955 - When she was 24 years old, in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

1964 - When she was 33 years old, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

1987 - In the year of Mary Wells's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Mary Wells died in May 1987 at age 55. There is no known cause of death for Mary. She was born on June 21, 1931. We are unaware of information about Mary's family or relationships. We know that Mary Wells had been residing in Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin.

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