Betty K Zelenka (1927 - 1996)

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Betty K Zelenka
1927 - 1996
May 15, 1927
August 17, 1996
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Palatine, Cook County, Illinois 60067
Betty K Zelenka was born on May 15, 1927. She died on August 17, 1996 at 69 years of age. We know that Betty K Zelenka had been residing in Palatine, Cook County, Illinois 60067.
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Betty K Zelenka died on August 17, 1996 at 69 years of age. She was born on May 15, 1927. There is no information about Betty's immediate family. We know that Betty K Zelenka had been residing in Palatine, Cook County, Illinois 60067.

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In 1927, in the year that Betty K Zelenka was born, aviator and media darling Charles Lindbergh, age 25, made the first successful solo TransAtlantic flight. "Lucky Lindy" took off from Long Island in New York and flew to Paris, covering  3,600 statute miles and flying for 33 1⁄2-hours. His plane "The Spirit of St. Louis" was a fabric-covered, single-seat, single-engine "Ryan NYP" high-wing monoplane designed by both Lindbergh and the manufacturer's chief engineer.

In 1931, at the age of just 4 years old, Betty was alive when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1972, at the age of 45 years old, Betty was alive when on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

In 1985, by the time she was 58 years old, in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

In 1996, in the year of Betty K Zelenka's passing, on July 5th, the first cloned mammal - "Dolly the Sheep" - was born in Scotland. She had three mothers. Dolly lived to be 6 years old and produced 6 lambs. Since, other sheep have been cloned as well as horses, pigs, deer, and bulls.

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