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Helen M Carel (1910 - 2001)

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Helen M Carel
1910 - 2001
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May 21, 1910
Death
May 30, 2001
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Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington 98371
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Helen M Carel was born on May 21, 1910. She died on May 30, 2001 at 91 years of age. We know that Helen M Carel had been residing in Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington 98371.
Updated: November 9, 2011
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Helen M Carel died on May 30, 2001 at 91 years of age. She was born on May 21, 1910. We have no information about Helen's family or relationships. We know that Helen M Carel had been residing in Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington 98371.
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In 1910, in the year that Helen M Carel was born, the Mexican revolution began. Dictator Porfirio Díaz had ruled for 35 years and was nationally unpopular. When elections were held in 1910 and a rigged election kept Diaz in office. The uprising began - and lasted for another 10 years.

In 1943, she was 33 years old when on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1979, at the age of 69 years old, Helen was alive when on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1982, she was 72 years old when 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".

In 1998, by the time she was 88 years old, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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