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Helen L Powell (1922 - 1999)

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Helen L Powell
1922 - 1999
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February 17, 1922
Death
July 23, 1999
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Phenix City, Russell County, Alabama 36869
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Helen L Powell was born on February 17, 1922. She died on July 23, 1999 at age 77. We know that Helen L Powell had been residing in Phenix City, Russell County, Alabama 36869.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Helen L Powell passed away on July 23, 1999 at 77 years old. She was born on February 17, 1922. We have no information about Helen's immediate family. We know that Helen L Powell had been residing in Phenix City, Russell County, Alabama 36869.
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In 1922, in the year that Helen L Powell was born, 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 1939, at the age of 17 years old, Helen was alive when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1941, by the time she was 19 years old, in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1964, Helen was 42 years old when on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1974, at the age of 52 years old, Helen was alive when on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

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