Jack Gandy (1905 - 1987)

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Harlingen, Cameron County, Texas

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1905 - In the year that Jack Gandy was born, the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

1946 - Jack was 41 years old when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

1982 - At the age of 77 years old, Jack was alive when on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

1986 - When he was 81 years old, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

1987 - In the year of Jack Gandy's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Jack Gandy passed away in September 1987 at age 82. No cause of death has been entered for Jack. He was born on January 21, 1905. We are unaware of information about Jack's immediate family. We know that Jack Gandy had been residing in Harlingen, Cameron County, Texas.

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