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Helen Redden (1903 - 1996)

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Helen Redden
1903 - 1996
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November 27, 1903
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October 11, 1996
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Allen Park, Wayne County, Michigan 48101
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Helen Redden was born on November 27, 1903. She died on October 11, 1996 at 92 years of age. We know that Helen Redden had been residing in Allen Park, Wayne County, Michigan 48101.
Updated: November 3, 2011
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Helen Redden died on October 11, 1996 at 92 years old. She was born on November 27, 1903. There is no information about Helen's family or relationships. We know that Helen Redden had been residing in Allen Park, Wayne County, Michigan 48101.
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In 1903, in the year that Helen Redden was born, the first World Series of American baseball was played between October 1st and 13th. The Boston Americans of the American League played the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League. Boston came back from a three game to one deficit, winning the final four games to capture the title - such a large comeback wouldn't be repeated by a team until 1925. (A total of eight games were played.)

In 1920, by the time she was 17 years old, on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

In 1968, at the age of 65 years old, Helen was alive when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1987, at the age of 84 years old, Helen was alive when on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

In 1996, in the year of Helen Redden's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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