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Helen Shepherd (1905 - 1970)

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Helen Shepherd
1905 - 1970
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May 10, 1905
Death
September 1970
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East Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois 61244
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Helen Shepherd was born on May 10, 1905. She died in September 1970 at 65 years of age. We know that Helen Shepherd had been residing in East Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois 61244.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Helen Shepherd passed away in September 1970 at 65 years of age. She was born on May 10, 1905. We have no information about Helen's family. We know that Helen Shepherd had been residing in East Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois 61244.
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In 1905, in the year that Helen Shepherd was born, the Niagara Falls conference was held in Fort Erie, Ontario. Led by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter, a group of African-American men met in opposition to racial segregation and disenfranchisement. Booker T. Washington had been calling for policies of accommodation and conciliation and these two men, along with the others who attended the conference, felt that this was accomplishing nothing. The group was the precursor to the NAACP.

In 1936, when she was 31 years old, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1948, by the time she was 43 years old, 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 1958, by the time she was 53 years old, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1970, in the year of Helen Shepherd's passing, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

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