Ophelia Defelici (1932 - 2010)

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Ophelia Defelici
1932 - 2010
updated February 06, 2019
Ophelia Defelici was born on July 11, 1932. She died on July 31, 2010 at age 78. We know that Ophelia Defelici had been residing in Waco, McLennan County, Texas.


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Ophelia Defelici passed away on July 31, 2010 at 78 years of age. She was born on July 11, 1932. We are unaware of information about Ophelia's immediate family. We know that Ophelia Defelici had been residing in Waco, McLennan County, Texas.
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In 1932, in the year that Ophelia Defelici was born, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1947, at the age of only 15 years old, Ophelia was alive when in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1956, at the age of 24 years old, Ophelia was alive when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1985, Ophelia was 53 years old when in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

In 1995, she was 63 years old when on May 19th, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil - before 9/11 - took place in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown - killing 68 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying one-third of the building. The most disturbing images were of children - a daycare center was hit by the bomb. The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism ever, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier were convicted of the bombing.

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