Cynthia Drew (1873 - 1978)

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Cynthia Drew
1873 - 1978
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November 18, 1873
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April 1978
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Middleboro, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 02346
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Cynthia Drew was born on November 18, 1873. She died in April 1978 at 104 years of age. We know that Cynthia Drew had been residing in Middleboro, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 02346.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Cynthia Drew died in April 1978 at 104 years old. She was born on November 18, 1873. There is no information about Cynthia's family. We know that Cynthia Drew had been residing in Middleboro, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 02346.

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In 1873, in the year that Cynthia Drew was born, on February 12th, The Coinage Act of 1873 was signed by President Ulysses S. Grant. It went into effect on April 1st and ended the use of gold and silver in the U.S. for currency - placing the country on the gold standard. The Act wasn't popular with everyone.

In 1880, Cynthia was only 7 years old when in October, the "Blizzard of 1880" began in North America - considered the most severe winter ever known in the US. Many areas were snowbound throughout the whole winter, which was made famous in Laura Ingalls Wilder's book The Long Winter.

In 1954, when she was 81 years old, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1962, by the time she was 89 years old, lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

In 1978, in the year of Cynthia Drew's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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