Nancy Shaw (1901 - 1978)

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Nancy Shaw
1901 - 1978
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April 6, 1901
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April 1978
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New Plymouth, Payette County, Idaho 83655
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Nancy Shaw was born on April 6, 1901. She died in April 1978 at 76 years of age. We know that Nancy Shaw had been residing in New Plymouth, Payette County, Idaho 83655.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Nancy Shaw passed away in April 1978 at 76 years old. She was born on April 6, 1901. We have no information about Nancy's family or relationships. We know that Nancy Shaw had been residing in New Plymouth, Payette County, Idaho 83655.

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In 1901, in the year that Nancy Shaw was born, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded. Chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel, who died in 1896, had provided in his will for prizes in physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine, who have produced the most distinguished literary work of an idealist tendency, and who have contributed the most toward world peace. The winners in 1901 were: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen for physics, Jacobus Henricus van't Hoff for chemistry, Emil Adolf von Behring for physiology or medicine, Sully Prudhomme for literature, and Jean Henry Dunant and Frédéric Passy for peace.

In 1931, at the age of 30 years old, Nancy was alive when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1946, Nancy was 45 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.

In 1963, at the age of 62 years old, Nancy was alive when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1978, in the year of Nancy Shaw's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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