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Ethel Amsel (1891 - 1981)

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Ethel Amsel
1891 - 1981
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January 2, 1891
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December 1981
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Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona 85018
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Ethel Amsel was born on January 2, 1891. She died in December 1981 at 90 years of age. We know that Ethel Amsel had been residing in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona 85018.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Ethel Amsel passed away in December 1981 at age 90. She was born on January 2, 1891. We are unaware of information about Ethel's family or relationships. We know that Ethel Amsel had been residing in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona 85018.
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In 1891, in the year that Ethel Amsel was born, on June 25th, in the July issue of The Strand Magazine in London, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes appeared in a series of short stories for the first time. Doyle eventually wrote 4 novels and 56 short stories with Holmes as the main character.

In 1902, she was merely 11 years old when the Aswan Low Dam (the old Aswan Dam) began construction in Egypt in 1899 and was completed in 1902 - making it the largest masonry dam in the world at the time. The dam was built on the Nile River in order to conserve water and regulate flooding, allowing for population increase along the Nile.

In 1948, she was 57 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1954, by the time she was 63 years old, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1981, in the year of Ethel Amsel's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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