Irene Decounter (1908 - 1975)

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Irene Decounter
1908 - 1975
updated February 06, 2019
Irene Decounter was born on July 3, 1908. She died in February 1975 at age 66. We know that Irene Decounter had been residing in Blandinsville, McDonough County, Illinois.


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Irene Decounter passed away in February 1975 at age 66. She was born on July 3, 1908. We are unaware of information about Irene's family or relationships. We know that Irene Decounter had been residing in Blandinsville, McDonough County, Illinois.
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In 1908, in the year that Irene Decounter was born, unemployment in the U.S. was at 8.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 2 cents while the population in the United States was 88,710,000. The world population was almost 4.4 billion.

In 1926, by the time she was 18 years old, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1937, she was 29 years old when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1950, she was 42 years old when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1975, in the year of Irene Decounter's passing, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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Mar 30, 1900 - March 1976
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Mar 16, 1901 - May 31, 1991

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