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Helen Lay Strong (1915 - 1995)

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Helen Lay Strong
1915 - 1995
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February 1, 1915
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June 1995
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Seneca Falls, Seneca County, New York 13148
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Helen Lay Strong was born on February 1, 1915. Helen Lay died in June 1995 at 80 years of age. We know that Helen Lay Strong had been residing in Seneca Falls, Seneca County, New York 13148.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Helen Lay Strong died in June 1995 at 80 years old. Helen Lay was born on February 1, 1915. We are unaware of information about Helen Lay's family or relationships. We know that Helen Lay Strong had been residing in Seneca Falls, Seneca County, New York 13148.
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In 1915, in the year that Helen Lay Strong was born, in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

In 1936, at the age of 21 years old, Helen Lay was alive when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1949, this person was 34 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1977, by the time this person was 62 years old, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

In 1995, in the year of Helen Lay Strong's passing, on May 19th, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil - before 9/11 - took place in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown - killing 68 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying one-third of the building. The most disturbing images were of children - a daycare center was hit by the bomb. The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism ever, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier were convicted of the bombing.

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