Ethel Mae Ballinger (1922 - 2010)

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Ethel Mae Ballinger
1922 - 2010
August 19, 1922
April 27, 2010
Last Known Residence
San Diego, San Diego County, California 92114
Ethel Mae Ballinger of San Diego, San Diego County, California was born on August 19, 1922, and died at age 87 years old on April 27, 2010.
Updated: October 7, 2011

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San Diego, San Diego County, California 92114
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Ethel Ballinger passed away at age 87 years old on April 27, 2010. Ethel Mae Ballinger of San Diego, San Diego County, California was born on August 19, 1922.

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Ethel Mae Ballinger lived 15 years longer than the average Ballinger family member when she died at the age of 87.
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In 1922, in the year that Ethel Mae Ballinger was born, on James Joyce's 40th birthday, his book Ulysses was published in France. The book covers the experiences of an Irishman in Dublin on an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Now considered a classic, it was controversial at the time. Due to some sexual content, the book was banned in the U.S. during the 1920's and the U.S. Post Office destroyed 500 copies of the novel.

In 1950, at the age of 28 years old, Ethel was alive when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1969, Ethel was 47 years old when on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

In 1989, when she was 67 years old, on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

In 1994, by the time she was 72 years old, on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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