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Helen Burrell (1909 - 1974)

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Helen Burrell
1909 - 1974
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June 16, 1909
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December 1974
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Saugus, Essex County, Massachusetts 01906
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Helen Burrell was born on June 16, 1909. She died in December 1974 at age 65. We know that Helen Burrell had been residing in Saugus, Essex County, Massachusetts 01906.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Helen Burrell passed away in December 1974 at age 65. She was born on June 16, 1909. We have no information about Helen's immediate family. We know that Helen Burrell had been residing in Saugus, Essex County, Massachusetts 01906.
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In 1909, in the year that Helen Burrell was born, William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States on March 4th. Previously Secretary of War, Judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Solicitor General of the U.S., and Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba, Taft was the only President who went on to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

In 1933, she was 24 years old when on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1941, when she was 32 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 1966, Helen was 57 years old when on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1974, in the year of Helen Burrell's passing, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

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