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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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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 1921, at the age of only 11 years old, Helen was alive when in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1939, when she was 29 years old, 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, Helen was 31 years old when on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1979, in the year of Helen Nitka's passing, 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.

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