Helen Adams (1888 - 1978)

Helen Adams
1888 - 1978
updated February 06, 2019
Helen Adams was born on April 1, 1888. She died in August 1978 at 90 years old. We know that Helen Adams had been residing in Pine Ridge, Shannon County, South Dakota 57770.


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Helen Adams died in August 1978 at 90 years old. She was born on April 1, 1888. There is no information about Helen's family. We know that Helen Adams had been residing in Pine Ridge, Shannon County, South Dakota 57770.
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In 1888, in the year that Helen Adams was born, on July 25th, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City - Frank Edward McGurrin - decisively beat the competition in a typing contest in Ohio. He was supposedly the only person who used touch typing and is believed to have invented the method. Touch typing is ubiquitous now - but Frank's win is what convinced everyone that the method was good!

In 1923, at the age of 35 years old, Helen was alive when on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

In 1938, by the time she was 50 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1941, by the time she was 53 years old, in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1978, in the year of Helen Adams's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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Other Adamses

Oct 26, 1897 - December 1983
Feb 2, 1892 - October 1977
Oct 22, 1880 - June 1974
Apr 9, 1888 - January 1979
Mar 31, 1890 - July 1981
Jun 11, 1893 - June 1979
May 18, 1964 - Dec 14, 2010
Jul 18, 1913 - Dec 20, 1995
Feb 11, 1961 - September 1987
Dec 25, 1979 - Aug 8, 2005
Jun 19, 1914 - March 1977
Jun 5, 1909 - November 1957
Mar 3, 1905 - Aug 17, 1988
Sep 13, 1922 - Aug 23, 1990
Oct 2, 1889 - February 1968
Feb 28, 1907 - Mar 14, 1988
Mar 23, 1919 - Aug 14, 1990
May 17, 1889 - September 1973
Aug 24, 1888 - March 1973
Oct 21, 1917 - Jan 5, 2008

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Jan 22, 1899 - Aug 28, 1995
Sep 21, 1889 - April 1984
Nov 30, 1907 - Nov 2, 2002
Feb 7, 1892 - September 1983
Jun 17, 1891 - May 1983
Mar 22, 1880 - December 1979
Jun 6, 1884 - April 1984
Jan 2, 1906 - Nov 13, 2001
Oct 8, 1895 - October 1975
Apr 9, 1902 - Dec 21, 1997
May 13, 1901 - May 1978
Aug 25, 1901 - Feb 18, 2003
Nov 4, 1892 - February 1987
Apr 26, 1894 - August 1986
Aug 28, 1901 - Mar 13, 1998
Feb 27, 1893 - June 1977
Nov 13, 1893 - Apr 14, 1989
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