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Catherine Kell (1899 - 1970)

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Catherine Kell
1899 - 1970
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1899
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1970
Hors, Australia
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Catherine Kell was born in 1899. She is the child of Miller William Kell and Elizabeth Paton Kell. She died in 1970 in Hors, Australia at 71 years of age.
Updated: September 4, 2013
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Catherine Kell passed away in 1970 in Hors, Australia at 71 years old. She was born in 1899. She is the child of Miller William Kell and Elizabeth Paton Kell.
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In 1899, in the year that Catherine Kell was born, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1935, at the age of 36 years old, Catherine was alive when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1948, when she was 49 years old, on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1952, when she was 53 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1970, in the year of Catherine Kell's passing, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

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