Helen O'Brien (1969 - 1978)

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Helen O'Brien
1969 - 1978
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December 31, 1969
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August 29, 1978
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Helen O'Brien was born on December 31, 1969. She died on August 29, 1978 at 8 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: PFC
Wars/Conflicts: World War I

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Helen O'Brien died on August 29, 1978 at 8 years of age. She was buried in Long Island National Cemetery Section H Site 1874, Farmingdale, New York. She was born on December 31, 1969. We are unaware of information about Helen's immediate family.

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In 1969, in the year that Helen O'Brien was born, on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

In 1971, she was merely 2 years old when on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

In 1972, by the time she was merely 3 years old, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

In 1976, at the age of just 7 years old, Helen was alive when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1978, in the year of Helen O'Brien's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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