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Mae Helfand (1920 - 1993)

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Mae Helfand
1920 - 1993
Born
January 7, 1920
Death
June 29, 1993
Last Known Residence
New York, New York County, New York 10025
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Mae Helfand of New York, New York County, New York was born on January 7, 1920, and died at age 73 years old on June 29, 1993.
Updated: October 6, 2011
Biography ID: 17333609

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Mae Helfand passed away at age 73 years old on June 29, 1993. Mae Helfand of New York, New York County, New York was born on January 7, 1920.

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Mae Helfand lived 4 years shorter than the average Helfand family member when she died at the age of 73.
The average age of a Helfand family member is 77.
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1920 - 1993 World Events

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In 1920, in the year that Mae Helfand was born, in September, a bomb exploded in the J.P. Morgan bank building in New York City, killing 30 people immediately - 8 later died due to their injuries - and injuring another 200. Killing more people than the 1910 bombing of the LA Times (the deadliest terrorist act up until then), no one took responsibility and the perpetrators were never found. Italian anarchists were suspected of the bombing.

In 1963, she was 43 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1978, at the age of 58 years old, Mae was alive when on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1983, Mae was 63 years old when physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

In 1993, in the year of Mae Helfand's passing, on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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