Helen G Spiegel (1909 - 1995)

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Helen G Spiegel
1909 - 1995
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August 3, 1909
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November 6, 1995
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16506
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Helen G Spiegel was born on August 3, 1909. She died on November 6, 1995 at 86 years of age. We know that Helen G Spiegel had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16506.
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Helen G Spiegel died on November 6, 1995 at 86 years old. She was born on August 3, 1909. There is no information about Helen's immediate family. We know that Helen G Spiegel had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16506.

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In 1909, in the year that Helen G Spiegel was born, the NAACP was founded by W. E. B. Du Bois. The organization focused on legal strategies designed to confront the critical civil rights issues of the day - which included lynching and segregation in schools. The goal was to secure for all people the rights guaranteed in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution.

In 1911, Helen was merely 2 years old when the first use of aircraft as an offensive weapon occurred in the Turkish-Italian War. First used for aerial reconnaissance alone, planes were then used in aerial combat to shoot down recon planes. In World War I, planes and zeppelins evolved for use in bombing.

In 1974, she was 65 years old when on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

In 1988, she was 79 years old when on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In 1995, in the year of Helen G Spiegel's passing, on September 3rd, eBay was founded in San Jose California. Beginning as simply a place for Pierre Omidyar's girlfriend (now wife) to share her Pez passion and collection online, the site has become a multibillion-dollar business and operates in 30 countries.

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