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Nancy A Sweeney (1929 - 2010)

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Nancy A Sweeney
1929 - 2010
Born
October 26, 1929
Death
May 25, 2010
Last Known Residence
Evanston, Cook County, Illinois 60201
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Nancy A Sweeney of Evanston, Cook County, Illinois was born on October 26, 1929, and died at age 80 years old on May 25, 2010.
Updated: November 4, 2011
Biography ID: 54797137

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Evanston, Cook County, Illinois 60201
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Nancy Sweeney passed away at age 80 years old on May 25, 2010. Nancy A Sweeney of Evanston, Cook County, Illinois was born on October 26, 1929.

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Nancy A Sweeney lived 8 years longer than the average Sweeney family member when she died at the age of 80.
The average age of a Sweeney family member is 72.
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In 1929, in the year that Nancy A Sweeney was born, American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1934, Nancy was merely 5 years old when on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1943, Nancy was just 14 years old when on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1962, by the time she was 33 years old, on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1990, when she was 61 years old, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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