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Mary Helena Healy (1869 - 1945)

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Mary Helena Healy
1869 - 1945
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1869
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1945
Kew, Australia
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Kew, Australia
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Mary Helena Healy was born in 1869. She is the child of Healy Thomas Healy and Catherine Griffin Healy. She died in 1945 in Kew, Australia at age 76.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Mary Helena Healy died in 1945 in Kew, Australia at 76 years of age. She was born in 1869. She is the child of Healy Thomas Healy and Catherine Griffin Healy.
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In 1869, in the year that Mary Helena Healy was born, on January 20th, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, speaking about women's rights - including the right to vote - was the first woman to testify before the US Congress. In May, she and Susan B. Anthony founded the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA).

In 1871, by the time she was just 2 years old, on March 29th, Royal Albert Hall in London was officially opened by Queen Victoria. Construction had begun in 1867 and the hall was named after Queen Victoria's husband, who had died in 1861 - 10 years before.

In 1890, when she was 21 years old, on October 9th, in Satory, France, the first fixed-wing, steam powered aircraft flew. "Ader Éole" flew, uncontrolled, for about 160 ft. at a height of just under 8 inches off the ground.

In 1913, Mary was 44 years old when the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

In 1945, in the year of Mary Helena Healy's passing, on August 15th, Imperial Japan announced its surrender. On September 2nd, a formal agreement of surrender was signed. Japan and nine other states signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender in Tokyo Bay, calling for the return of all Allied prisoners of war and subordinating the authority of the emperor and the Japanese government to the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. VJ (Victory in Japan) Day was celebrated in the United States on August 14th and 15th. World War II was over.

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