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Patricia J Donohue (1924 - 1997)

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Patricia J Donohue
1924 - 1997
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January 12, 1924
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January 20, 1997
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Vero Beach, Indian River County, Florida 32963
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Patricia J Donohue was born on January 12, 1924. She died on January 20, 1997 at 73 years of age. We know that Patricia J Donohue had been residing in Vero Beach, Indian River County, Florida 32963.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Patricia J Donohue passed away on January 20, 1997 at age 73. She was born on January 12, 1924. There is no information about Patricia's surviving family. We know that Patricia J Donohue had been residing in Vero Beach, Indian River County, Florida 32963.
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In 1924, in the year that Patricia J Donohue was born, in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1936, by the time she was only 12 years old, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1944, at the age of 20 years old, Patricia was alive when on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1964, by the time she was 40 years old, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1997, in the year of Patricia J Donohue's passing, on June 26th, the first Harry Potter book by J. K. Rowling was released. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was an immediate success and spawned not only sequels but also movies, video games, plays, and amusement park attractions. J.K. Rowling, at the time of the first book a poor single mother, has become a multi-billionaire.

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