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Genevieve Doran (1910 - 1987)

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Genevieve Doran
1910 - 1987
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December 17, 1910
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May 1987
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North Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts 02651
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Genevieve Doran was born on December 17, 1910. She died in May 1987 at 76 years old. We know that Genevieve Doran had been residing in North Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts 02651.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Genevieve Doran passed away in May 1987 at 76 years old. She was born on December 17, 1910. There is no information about Genevieve's surviving family. We know that Genevieve Doran had been residing in North Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts 02651.
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In 1910, in the year that Genevieve Doran was born, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. U.S. publisher W.D. Boyce was visiting England when he became lost in the London fog. An unknown Boy Scout helped him find his way out, declining a tip (he said that he was a Boy Scout and was doing his good deed for the day). Boyce was so impressed that he incorporated the Boy Scouts of America when he returned home. Its purpose was "to teach boys patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred values."

In 1928, she was 18 years old when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1949, she was 39 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1967, Genevieve was 57 years old when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1987, in the year of Genevieve Doran's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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