Helen Chomyn was born in Nesquehoning in 1921, when Warren G. Harding was president and Coco Chanel introduced her signature perfume, Chanel No. 5.
She grew up to work as a "Rosie the Riveter" during World War II, shares her birthday with the infamous attack on American soil by Middle Eastern terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001, and with a happier event, her wedding day.
On Tuesday, the 11th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center towers in New York City and the Pentagon, Helen turned 91. Her birthday was celebrated on Sunday with her children and grandchildren.