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Helen Borror (1911 - 1987)

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Helen Borror
1911 - 1987
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February 10, 1911
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January 1987
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Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa 52501
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Helen Borror was born on February 10, 1911. She died in January 1987 at age 75. We know that Helen Borror had been residing in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa 52501.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Helen Borror passed away in January 1987 at 75 years of age. She was born on February 10, 1911. We are unaware of information about Helen's family or relationships. We know that Helen Borror had been residing in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa 52501.
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In 1911, in the year that Helen Borror was born, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, along with four fellow Norwegian explorers. After hearing that Peary had beaten him to the North Pole, Amundsen decided to tackle the South Pole. On December 14th, he succeeded.

In 1931, when she was 20 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1952, Helen was 41 years old when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1962, at the age of 51 years old, Helen was alive when on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

In 1987, in the year of Helen Borror'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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