Helen E Nicholas (1911 - 2010)

Helen E Nicholas
1911 - 2010
updated February 06, 2019
Helen E Nicholas was born on December 9, 1911. She died on April 20, 2010 at 98 years of age. We know that Helen E Nicholas had been residing in Nazareth, Northampton County, Pennsylvania 18064.


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Helen E Nicholas passed away on April 20, 2010 at 98 years old. She was born on December 9, 1911. There is no information about Helen's family. We know that Helen E Nicholas had been residing in Nazareth, Northampton County, Pennsylvania 18064.
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In 1911, in the year that Helen E Nicholas was born, the Triangle Shirtwaist fire occurred, one of the deadliest industrial disasters in U.S. history. 146 workers (123 women and 23 men, many of them recent Jewish and Italian immigrants) died from the fire or by jumping to escape the fire and smoke. The garment factory was on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of a building in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Doors to stairwells and exits had been locked in order to prevent workers from taking unauthorized breaks and to prevent theft, so they couldn't escape by normal means when the fire broke out. Due to the disaster, legislation was passed to protect sweatshop workers.

In 1938, Helen was 27 years old when 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 1947, when she was 36 years old, 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 1967, by the time she was 56 years old, 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 1996, when she was 85 years old, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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Aug 26, 1912 - Sep 4, 1997
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Feb 14, 1919 - Jun 8, 2006
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Nov 22, 1921 - Jun 15, 1995
Jan 9, 1929 - Jan 11, 1994
Sep 3, 1931 - Aug 15, 1992
Aug 7, 1894 - February 1968
May 9, 1900 - November 1968
Mar 27, 1900 - November 1988
Dec 15, 1939 - May 28, 2000
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