Dorothy Connolly (1920 - 1984)

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Dorothy Connolly
1920 - 1984
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October 22, 1920
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December 1984
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Bridgeville, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15017
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Dorothy Connolly was born on October 22, 1920. She died in December 1984 at 64 years old. We know that Dorothy Connolly had been residing in Bridgeville, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15017.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Dorothy Connolly died in December 1984 at age 64. She was born on October 22, 1920. We are unaware of information about Dorothy's immediate family. We know that Dorothy Connolly had been residing in Bridgeville, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15017.

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In 1920, in the year that Dorothy Connolly was born, the National Football League, first called the American Professional Football Association, was created. College football was more popular than pro football and rising player salaries were bankrupting league owners. In response, owners created the NFL, using the pro baseball association as a model. Eleven teams were formed: the Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, Dayton Triangles, Decatur Staleys, Hammond Pros, Massillon Tigers, Muncie Flyers, Racine Cardinals, Rochester Jeffersons and Rock Island Independents.

In 1958, she was 38 years old when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1968, by the time she was 48 years old, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1976, by the time she was 56 years old, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

In 1984, in the year of Dorothy Connolly's passing, on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

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