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Francis M O'Brien (1926 - 2008)

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Francis M O'Brien
1926 - 2008
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November 30, 1926
Death
April 7, 2008
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Francis M O'Brien was born on November 30, 1926. He died on April 7, 2008 at 81 years of age.
Updated: August 25, 2013
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Francis M O'Brien died on April 7, 2008 at age 81. He was buried in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery Section 30 Site 141, Minneapolis, Minnesota . He was born on November 30, 1926. There is no information about Francis' immediate family.
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In 1926, in the year that Francis M O'Brien was born, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1948, at the age of 22 years old, Francis was alive 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 1951, he was 25 years old when on February 27th, the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution (which limited the number of terms a president may serve to two) was ratified by 36 states, making it a part of the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment was both a reaction to the 4 term Roosevelt presidency and also the recognition of a long-standing tradition in American politics.

In 1989, he was 63 years old when on January 20th, George Herbert Walker Bush became the 41st President of the United States. Previously Ronald Regan's Vice President, he ran against Michael Dukakis and won the popular vote by 53.4% to 45.6%.

In 1999, Francis was 73 years old when the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

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