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Helen Nitka (1910 - 1979)

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Helen Nitka
1910 - 1979
Born
February 11, 1910
Death
April 1979
Last Known Residence
Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut 06608
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Helen Nitka of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut was born on February 11, 1910, and died at age 69 years old in April 1979.
Updated: October 3, 2011
Biography ID: 7998183

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Helen Nitka passed away at age 69 years old in April 1979. Helen Nitka of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut was born on February 11, 1910.

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Helen Nitka lived 5 years shorter than the average Nitka family member when she died at the age of 69.
The average age of a Nitka family member is 74.
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1910 - 1979 World Events

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In 1910, in the year that Helen Nitka was born, Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

In 1946, when she was 36 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 1958, at the age of 48 years old, Helen was alive when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1960, Helen was 50 years old when 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 1979, in the year of Helen Nitka's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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