Helen L O'Brien (1920 - 2005)

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Helen L O'Brien
1920 - 2005
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October 3, 1920
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April 6, 2005
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Helen L O'Brien was born on October 3, 1920. She died on April 6, 2005 at age 84.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Ft. Snelling National Cemetery Section S Site 3231 7601 34th Avenue, South, in Minneapolis, Minnesota 55450
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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: CPL
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Helen L O'Brien passed away on April 6, 2005 at 84 years old. She was buried in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery Section S Site 3231, Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was born on October 3, 1920. We are unaware of information about Helen's family or relationships.

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In 1920, in the year that Helen L O'Brien was born, Italian born factory worker Nicola Sacco and fish peddler Bartolomeo Vanzetti were picked up by police on May 5th in connection with the April 15th murder and robbery of a guard and a paymaster at the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company in South Braintree, Mass. Although in later years they were thought to be innocent, they were anarchists and were convicted of the crime and put to death.

In 1946, when she was 26 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1960, when she was 40 years old, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1977, Helen was 57 years old when on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

In 1999, Helen was 79 years old when on January 1st, the Euro became the new official single currency of the eurozone. It was used by Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain and has since spread in use. Daily, over 337 million Europeans use the euro.

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