Nancy Shaw (1912 - 1985)

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Nancy Shaw
1912 - 1985
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January 23, 1912
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July 1985
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New Hope, Bucks County, Pennsylvania 18938
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Nancy Shaw was born on January 23, 1912. She died in July 1985 at 73 years old. We know that Nancy Shaw had been residing in New Hope, Bucks County, Pennsylvania 18938.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Nancy Shaw died in July 1985 at 73 years of age. She was born on January 23, 1912. We are unaware of information about Nancy's immediate family. We know that Nancy Shaw had been residing in New Hope, Bucks County, Pennsylvania 18938.

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In 1912, in the year that Nancy Shaw was born, New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union in January. Previously a province of Mexico, then a territory of the United States and mostly populated by Native Americans and Mexicans, once it became a U.S. territory it was increasingly colonized by European-American settlers. Its population was over 327,000 when it became a state.

In 1923, by the time she was only 11 years old, the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

In 1938, by the time she was 26 years old, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1977, she was 65 years old when on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

In 1985, in the year of Nancy Shaw's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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