Fanny Drew (1883 - 1967)

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Fanny Drew
1883 - 1967
Collingwood, Australia
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Collingwood, Australia
Fanny Drew was born in 1883. She was born to Congdon Edward Drew and Sophia Grace Jury Drew. She died in 1967 in Collingwood, Australia at age 84.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Fanny Drew passed away in 1967 in Collingwood, Australia at 84 years old. She was born in 1883. She was born to Congdon Edward Drew and Sophia Grace Jury Drew.

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In 1883, in the year that Fanny Drew was born, on July 4th, the first rodeo in the world was held in Pecos, Texas - according to its citizens. In the towns of Prescott and Payson Arizona, the same claim is made. All of these were gatherings of local cowboys, showing off their skills - no matter who was first.

In 1897, at the age of merely 14 years old, Fanny was alive when on March 4th, William McKinley became the 25th President of the United States. He had beaten William Jennings Bryan in the 1896 election by 51% to 46.7% in the popular vote. Six months into his second term as President, McKinley was assassinated.

In 1919, when she was 36 years old, the "Black Sox Scandal" rocked baseball fans during the World Series. Eight players on the Chicago White Sox were accused of throwing the World Series, thus allowing the Cincinnati Reds to win, and making money off of the losses. All of the players were found not guilty by a jury but the fallout lasted for decades. The players were banned from baseball even though they were found innocent.

In 1922, by the time she was 39 years old, on November 4th, British Egyptologists George Carnarvon and Howard Carter unearthed the first step leading to King Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings. By the end of the month they had unearthed the steps and broken through the door into the intact tomb. This was the only tomb that had remained unlooted that had been found (and is, to date). Filled with gold, jewels, and ancient everyday items, the find was priceless - in terms of money and history.

In 1967, in the year of Fanny Drew's passing, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

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