C Lawton Shaw (1924 - 1989)

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C Lawton Shaw
1924 - 1989
April 15, 1924
January 1989
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Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia 30327
C Lawton Shaw of Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia was born on April 15, 1924, and died at age 64 years old in January 1989.
Updated: November 1, 2011

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C Lawton Shaw passed away at age 64 years old in January 1989. C Lawton Shaw of Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia was born on April 15, 1924.

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C Lawton Shaw lived 7 years shorter than the average Shaw family member when they died at the age of 64.
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In 1924, in the year that C Lawton Shaw was born, Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1947, by the time this person was 23 years old, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1955, C Lawton was 31 years old when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1966, C Lawton was 42 years old when on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1989, in the year of C Lawton Shaw's passing, on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

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