Nancy Drew (1887 - 1967)

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Nancy Drew
1887 - 1967
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January 25, 1887
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January 1967
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Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon 97201
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Nancy Drew was born on January 25, 1887. She died in January 1967 at 79 years old. We know that Nancy Drew had been residing in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon 97201.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Nancy Drew passed away in January 1967 at 79 years of age. She was born on January 25, 1887. We are unaware of information about Nancy's family or relationships. We know that Nancy Drew had been residing in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon 97201.

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In 1887, in the year that Nancy Drew was born, on January 28th, the largest recorded snowflakes fell in a snowstorm in Fort Keogh, Montana. They were supposed to have been 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. A rancher in the area said that they were “larger than milk pans”. A Wild West tall tale? Not according to the Guinness World Records book.

In 1902, when she was only 15 years old, the Bureau of the Census was established. This was the government department that was a boon to family historians - it, even now, is responsible for taking the census and provides demographic information and analyses about the population of the United States.

In 1922, at the age of 35 years old, Nancy was alive when the Reparations Commission assessed German liability for World War 1 at 132 billion gold marks (over $32 billion U.S. dollars at the time). This led to hyperinflation in Germany and created the political and social atmosphere in which Hitler was able to rise to power.

In 1931, when she was 44 years old, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1967, in the year of Nancy Drew's passing, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

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