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Helen Greenwade (1899 - 1982)

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Helen Greenwade
1899 - 1982
Born
April 15, 1899
Death
November 1982
Last Known Residence
Springfield, Greene County, Missouri 65802
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Helen Greenwade of Springfield, Greene County, Missouri was born on April 15, 1899, and died at age 83 years old in November 1982.
Updated: November 9, 2011
Biography ID: 75205022

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Helen Greenwade passed away at age 83 years old in November 1982. Helen Greenwade of Springfield, Greene County, Missouri was born on April 15, 1899.

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Helen Greenwade lived 9 years longer than the average Greenwade family member when she died at the age of 83.
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1899 - 1982 World Events

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In 1899, in the year that Helen Greenwade was born, the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

In 1902, Helen was only 3 years old when the world famous Italian tenor, Enrico Caruso, made the first gramophone recording by a popular singer. Accompanied by only a piano, his voice recordings became a big seller and did much to popularize the new-fangled gramophone. He had to sing into a metal "horn" that relayed his voice to a metal disc. And the songs had to be under 4 and a half minutes!

In 1915, Helen was 16 years old when Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

In 1931, by the time she was 32 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 1982, in the year of Helen Greenwade's passing, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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