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Veronica Mary Finnerty (1916 - 1981)

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Veronica Mary Finnerty
1916 - 1981
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1916
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1981
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Veronica Mary Finnerty was born in 1916. She is the child of Connolly Patri Finnerty and Agnes Finnerty. She died in 1981 in Melbourne, Australia at 65 years of age.
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Veronica Mary Finnerty died in 1981 in Melbourne, Australia at age 65. She was born in 1916. She is the child of Connolly Patri Finnerty and Agnes Finnerty.
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In 1916, in the year that Veronica Mary Finnerty was born, the U.S. National Park Service - part of the Department of the Interior - was created by an act of Congress in August. The Park Service was charged with the dual role of "preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment". The resources managed by the National Park Service have often been referred to as the "crown jewels" of the United States.

In 1959, at the age of 43 years old, Veronica was alive when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1964, Veronica was 48 years old when 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 1974, by the time she was 58 years old, on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

In 1981, in the year of Veronica Mary Finnerty's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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