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Shelly Drewry (1900 - 1981)

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Shelly Drewry
1900 - 1981
Born
July 6, 1900
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September 1981
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Virginia 23205
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Shelly Drewry was born on July 6, 1900. She died in September 1981 at 81 years of age. We know that Shelly Drewry had been residing in Virginia 23205.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Shelly Drewry passed away in September 1981 at 81 years of age. She was born on July 6, 1900. We are unaware of information about Shelly's family. We know that Shelly Drewry had been residing in Virginia 23205.
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In 1900, in the year that Shelly Drewry was born, the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 5.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. 31% of all workers were employed in the public service sector, 19% of women were employed (1 percent of all lawyers and 6 percent of physicians were women), 6% of the workforce were children, and 14% of the workforce was "non-white."

In 1937, when she was 37 years old, on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1963, Shelly was 63 years old 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 1974, when she was 74 years old, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

In 1981, in the year of Shelly Drewry's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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