Helen M O'Brien (1910 - 1974)

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Helen M O'Brien
1910 - 1974
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November 23, 1910
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March 14, 1974
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Helen M O'Brien was born on November 23, 1910. She died on March 14, 1974 at 63 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: LTC
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii, Korea, Vietnam

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Helen M O'Brien passed away on March 14, 1974 at 63 years of age. She was buried in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery Section V Site 186, San Antonio, Texas. She was born on November 23, 1910. There is no information about Helen's family or relationships.

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In 1910, in the year that Helen M O'Brien 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 1939, Helen was 29 years old 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 1946, at the age of 36 years old, Helen was alive when 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 1957, she was 47 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1974, in the year of Helen M O'Brien's passing, 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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