Nancy Drew (1930 - 2006)

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Nancy Drew
1930 - 2006
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October 15, 1930
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October 23, 2006
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Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island 02906
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Nancy Drew was born on October 15, 1930. She died on October 23, 2006 at 76 years of age. We know that Nancy Drew had been residing in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island 02906.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Nancy Drew died on October 23, 2006 at 76 years of age. She was born on October 15, 1930. There is no information about Nancy's surviving family. We know that Nancy Drew had been residing in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island 02906.

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In 1930, in the year that Nancy Drew was born, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1949, she was 19 years old when comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1971, at the age of 41 years old, Nancy was alive when in March, Intel shipped the first microprocessor to Busicom, a Japanese manufacturer of calculators. The microprocessor has since allowed computers to become smaller and faster, leading to smaller and more versatile handheld devices, home computers, and supercomputers.

In 1981, when she was 51 years old, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

In 1995, at the age of 65 years old, Nancy was alive when on May 19th, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil - before 9/11 - took place in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown - killing 68 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying one-third of the building. The most disturbing images were of children - a daycare center was hit by the bomb. The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism ever, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier were convicted of the bombing.

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