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Frances Kennedy (1906 - 2002)

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Frances Kennedy
1906 - 2002
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December 30, 1906
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January 31, 2002
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Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 02109
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Frances Kennedy was born on December 30, 1906. She died on January 31, 2002 at 95 years old. We know that Frances Kennedy had been residing in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 02109.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Frances Kennedy died on January 31, 2002 at 95 years old. She was born on December 30, 1906. We are unaware of information about Frances' family. We know that Frances Kennedy had been residing in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 02109.
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In 1906, in the year that Frances Kennedy was born, the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1944, when she was 38 years old, on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1979, by the time she was 73 years old, 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 1988, Frances was 82 years old when on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In 1995, by the time she was 89 years old, on September 3rd, eBay was founded in San Jose California. Beginning as simply a place for Pierre Omidyar's girlfriend (now wife) to share her Pez passion and collection online, the site has become a multibillion-dollar business and operates in 30 countries.

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