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Rosemary Chappell (1921 - 1999)

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Rosemary Chappell
1921 - 1999
Born
July 24, 1921
Death
December 17, 1999
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Easthampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts 01027
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Rosemary Chappell was born on July 24, 1921. She died on December 17, 1999 at 78 years of age. We know that Rosemary Chappell had been residing in Easthampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts 01027.
Updated: November 9, 2011
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Rosemary Chappell died on December 17, 1999 at age 78. She was born on July 24, 1921. There is no information about Rosemary's family. We know that Rosemary Chappell had been residing in Easthampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts 01027.
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In 1921, in the year that Rosemary Chappell was born, in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1948, at the age of 27 years old, Rosemary was alive when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1963, she was 42 years old when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1979, at the age of 58 years old, Rosemary was alive when on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1995, Rosemary was 74 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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