Heather Adela Jenkins (1932 - 1949)

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Heather Adela Jenkins
1932 - 1949
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1932
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1949
Warnambool, Australia
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Warnambool, Australia
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Heather Adela Jenkins was born in 1932. She is the child of Jenkins Henry Fitzpatrick Jenkins and Ellen Elizabeth Mclaren Jenkins. She died in 1949 in Warnambool, Australia at 17 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Heather Adela Jenkins passed away in 1949 in Warnambool, Australia at 17 years old. She was born in 1932. She is the child of Jenkins Henry Fitzpatrick Jenkins and Ellen Elizabeth Mclaren Jenkins.

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In 1932, in the year that Heather Adela Jenkins was born, on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1942, when she was merely 10 years old, on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

In 1943, when she was just 11 years old, on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1947, at the age of only 15 years old, Heather was alive when in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1949, in the year of Heather Adela Jenkins's passing, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

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