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Adeline R Shiring (1920 - 1995)

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Adeline R Shiring
1920 - 1995
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April 29, 1920
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September 9, 1995
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Mechanicsville, Hanover County, Virginia 23111
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Adeline R Shiring was born on April 29, 1920. She died on September 9, 1995 at 75 years of age. We know that Adeline R Shiring had been residing in Mechanicsville, Hanover County, Virginia 23111.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Adeline R Shiring died on September 9, 1995 at age 75. She was born on April 29, 1920. There is no information about Adeline's immediate family. We know that Adeline R Shiring had been residing in Mechanicsville, Hanover County, Virginia 23111.
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In 1920, in the year that Adeline R Shiring was born, the Volstead Act became law. Formally called the National Prohibition Act, the Volstead Act enabled law enforcement agencies to carry out the 18th Amendment. It said that "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, or furnish any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act" and defined intoxicating liquor as any beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

In 1933, at the age of merely 13 years old, Adeline was alive when on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1941, she was 21 years old when on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1979, Adeline was 59 years old when on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

In 1995, in the year of Adeline R Shiring's passing, on September 3rd, eBay was founded in San Jose California. Beginning as simply a place for Pierre Omidyar's girlfriend (now wife) to share her Pez passion and collection online, the site has become a multibillion-dollar business and operates in 30 countries.

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