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Elizabeth A Burns (1919 - 2001)

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Elizabeth A Burns
1919 - 2001
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January 30, 1919
Death
November 10, 2001
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Pearland, Brazoria County, Texas 77581
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Elizabeth A Burns was born on January 30, 1919. She died on November 10, 2001 at 82 years of age. We know that Elizabeth A Burns had been residing in Pearland, Brazoria County, Texas 77581.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Elizabeth A Burns died on November 10, 2001 at 82 years of age. She was born on January 30, 1919. We have no information about Elizabeth's surviving family. We know that Elizabeth A Burns had been residing in Pearland, Brazoria County, Texas 77581.
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In 1919, in the year that Elizabeth A Burns was born, the "Black Sox Scandal" rocked baseball fans during the World Series. Eight players on the Chicago White Sox were accused of throwing the World Series, thus allowing the Cincinnati Reds to win, and making money off of the losses. All of the players were found not guilty by a jury but the fallout lasted for decades. The players were banned from baseball even though they were found innocent.

In 1949, when she was 30 years old, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1979, at the age of 60 years old, Elizabeth was alive when on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

In 1980, when she was 61 years old, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

In 1990, when she was 71 years old, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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