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Helen Kavanagh (1911 - 1986)

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Helen Kavanagh
1911 - 1986
Born
March 7, 1911
Death
August 1986
Last Known Residence
Rutherford, Bergen County, New Jersey 07070
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Helen Kavanagh of Rutherford, Bergen County, New Jersey was born on March 7, 1911, and died at age 75 years old in August 1986.
Updated: October 1, 2011
Biography ID: 3259494

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Helen Kavanagh passed away at age 75 years old in August 1986. Helen Kavanagh of Rutherford, Bergen County, New Jersey was born on March 7, 1911.

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Helen Kavanagh lived 7 years longer than the average Kavanagh family member when she died at the age of 75.
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1911 - 1986 World Events

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In 1911, in the year that Helen Kavanagh 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 1922, she was just 11 years old when the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. on May 30th. More than 35,000 people attended the dedication including Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln, and many Union and Confederate veterans - although the audience was segregated. The Memorial took 10 years to complete.

In 1960, Helen was 49 years old when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1977, when she was 66 years old, on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

In 1986, in the year of Helen Kavanagh's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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