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Dorothy Osterheldt (1913 - 1978)

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Dorothy Osterheldt
1913 - 1978
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July 10, 1913
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October 1978
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Fort Washington, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 19034
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Dorothy Osterheldt was born on July 10, 1913. She died in October 1978 at age 65. We know that Dorothy Osterheldt had been residing in Fort Washington, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 19034.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Dorothy Osterheldt died in October 1978 at 65 years old. She was born on July 10, 1913. We have no information about Dorothy's immediate family. We know that Dorothy Osterheldt had been residing in Fort Washington, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 19034.
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In 1913, in the year that Dorothy Osterheldt was born, the 17th Amendment, establishing the direct election of U.S. Senators, was adopted. Previously, Senators were elected by state legislatures. As early as 1826, a call to elect senators through popular vote was championed and previous to the 17th amendment, two states had already changed their process. Governors are still able to appoint senators to vacant seats until an election can be held.

In 1922, Dorothy was only 9 years old when from October 22nd - 29th, 3,000 men of Benito Mussolini's National Fascist Party marched on Rome. (Mussolini waited in Milan, he did not participate in the March.) The day after the March Mussolini went to Rome and the King of Italy handed over power to Mussolini, in part because he was supported by the military, the business class, and the right-wing factions of Italy.

In 1949, by the time she was 36 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.

In 1961, at the age of 48 years old, Dorothy was alive when on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

In 1978, in the year of Dorothy Osterheldt's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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