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Esther Kelman (1904 - 1986)

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Esther Kelman
1904 - 1986
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May 24, 1904
Death
December 1986
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Oak Park, Oakland County, Michigan 48237
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Esther Kelman was born on May 24, 1904. She died in December 1986 at 82 years old. We know that Esther Kelman had been residing in Oak Park, Oakland County, Michigan 48237.
Updated: November 3, 2011
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Esther Kelman passed away in December 1986 at 82 years of age. She was born on May 24, 1904. We have no information about Esther's family. We know that Esther Kelman had been residing in Oak Park, Oakland County, Michigan 48237.
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In 1904, in the year that Esther Kelman was born, the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1931, she was 27 years old 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 1943, Esther was 39 years old when on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

In 1975, she was 71 years old when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1986, in the year of Esther Kelman's passing, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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