Helen O'Brien (1923 - 2004)

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Helen O'Brien
1923 - 2004
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December 2, 1923
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April 27, 2004
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Helen O'Brien was born on December 2, 1923. She died on April 27, 2004 at age 80.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Calverton National Cemetery Section 44 Site 3513 210 Princeton Boulevard - Rt 25, in Calverton, New York 11933
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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: S SGT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Helen O'Brien passed away on April 27, 2004 at age 80. She was buried in Calverton National Cemetery Section 44 Site 3513, Calverton, New York. She was born on December 2, 1923. There is no information about Helen's surviving family.

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In 1923, in the year that Helen O'Brien was born, on August 2, President Warren G. Harding died in office, apparently of a heart attack. He was staying at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco after completing a nationwide tour. Suffering from cramps, indigestion, a fever and shortness of breath, his doctor thought he had food poisoning. After several days of being ill, he suddenly shuddered, slumped over, and died. There were rumors of foul play (some thought that his wife had poisoned him because of his affairs) but no evidence has ever been found.

In 1931, Helen was merely 8 years old when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1948, at the age of 25 years old, Helen was alive when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1967, at the age of 44 years old, Helen was alive when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1976, she was 53 years old when The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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