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Helen Rittenhouse (1891 - 1980)

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Helen Rittenhouse
1891 - 1980
Born
January 22, 1891
Death
July 1980
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Helen Rittenhouse was born on January 22, 1891, and died at age 89 years old in July 1980. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Helen Rittenhouse.
Updated: October 3, 2011
Biography ID: 5043447

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January 22, 1891
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Helen Rittenhouse passed away at age 89 years old in July 1980. Helen Rittenhouse was born on January 22, 1891. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Helen Rittenhouse.

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Helen Rittenhouse lived 15 years longer than the average Rittenhouse family member when she died at the age of 89.
The average age of a Rittenhouse family member is 74.
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1891 - 1980 World Events

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In 1891, in the year that Helen Rittenhouse was born, on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

In 1940, Helen was 49 years old when on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

In 1955, Helen was 64 years old when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1965, Helen was 74 years old when on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1980, in the year of Helen Rittenhouse's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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