1915 - May 7 – WWI: Sinking of the RMS Lusitania: British ocean liner RMS Lusitania is sunk by Imperial German Navy U-boat U-20 off the south-west coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 civilians en route from New York to Liverpool.
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1920 - Webster, Mass., Mill Closes WEBSTER, Mass., Oct. 13 - The South Village Woolen and Worsted mill of the S. Slater & Sons, Inc., was closed indefinitely today, throwing out 2000 employees. The treasurer announced as a reason 'We...Read MORE...
1933 - New Restaurant Opens Dec. 4 - John Parker opens a restaurant at 217 Main St., Webster. The special is fruit cocktail, juice, or soup; relish, turkey, roast beef, or lamb, mashed or boiled potatoes, vegetables, dessert,...Read MORE...
1937 - May 6 – Hindenburg disaster: In the United States, the German airship Hindenburg bursts into flame when mooring to a mast in Lakehurst, New Jersey. Of the 36 passengers and 61 crew on board, 13 passengers and 22 crew die, as...Read MORE...
1939 - April 30 - World's Fair opens in New York City
1939 - September 1 - World War II begins: Germany invades Poland
September 1, 1939
1940 - Railroad Abandoned April 11 - The New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Co. abandons its rail line from Webster to East Thompson, Conn. (oldewebster.com) -
1940 Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire name: Jeannette Nadeau titles & terms: event: Census event year: 1940 event place: Ward 3, Nashua, Nashua City, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States gender: Female age: 27 marital status: Married race (original): race (standardized): White relationship to head of household ...Read MORE...
1940 - May 10 - Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain
May 10, 1940
1941 - January 13 – All persons born in Puerto Rico since this day are declared U.S. citizens by birth, through U.S. federal law.
1953 - July 27 - Korean War ends After three years of a bloody and frustrating war, the United States, the People's Republic of China, North Korea, and South Korea agree to an armistice, bringing the Korean War to an end. The...Read MORE...
1955 - WESO On the Air March 20 - Radio Station WESO goes on the air for a first time. Announcers and newscasters are Bob Binet, John Bunnewith, Joe Capillo, Esther Costa, Bob Harris, Mildred Henshall, Bill Mindy, and Bob...Read MORE...
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1958 - NASA formed
1960 - Civil Rights Act of 1960 The Civil Rights Act of 1960 (enacted May 6, 1960) was a United States federal law that established federal inspection of local voter registration polls and introduced penalties for anyone who...Read MORE...
1961 - Vietnam War officially begins with 900 military advisors landing in Saigon
1961 - East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall
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1964 - April 22 - World's Fair opens in New York City
1964 - Civil Rights Act of 1964 This act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 2, 1964, prohibited discrimination in public places, provided for the integration of schools and other public facilities, and made...Read MORE...
1965 - Vietnam War - First U.S. ground combat forces arrive in South Vietnam
1968 - Civil Rights Act of 1968 Also known as the Fair Housing Act of 1968 Congress passed the act in an effort to impose a comprehensive solution to the problem of unlawful discrimination in housing based on race, color, sex,...Read MORE...
1968 - The ATM is invented (Don Wetzel, United States)
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1970 - April 22 - The First Earth Day Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin was disturbed that an issue as important as our environment was not addressed in politics or by the media, so he created the first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970. An ...Read MORE...
1970 - Kent State shootings - May 4 - Kent, Ohio
1972 - Commerce Insurance Company July 1 - Commerce Insurance Company opens for business at the corner of Lake and Main Streets. 14 families poll their finances and raise a total of $2 million to launch the new venture. (oldewebster.com) -
1972 - Watergate
1973 - March 29 – The last United States soldier leaves Vietnam.
March 29, 1973
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1974 - Richard Nixon resigns Presidency over Watergate
1974 - August 9 - Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006) becomes 38th President of the United States after the resignation of Richard M. Nixon
August 9, 1974
1977 - Elvis Presley dies, August 16, 1977, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA
August 16, 1977
1977 - January 20 - Jimmy Carter (1924 - ) becomes 39th President of the United States
January 20, 1977
1979 - Iran hostage crisis begins
1979 - Three Mile Island nuclear accident - March 28
1979 - May 4 - Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female prime minister of Great Britain
Vancouver, Wash. (UPI) - Mount St. Helens exploded in a giant, killer eruption Sunday that blew 600 feet off its summit, set off huge forest fires,...Read MORE...
1981 - Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley
President Ronald Reagan nominates Sandra Day O’Connor to be the first woman on the Supreme Court, 1981
1981 - First reported case of AIDS
1981 - Voyager 2 reaches Saturn
1981 - Personal Computer introduced
1981 - January 20 - Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) beomes 40th President of the United States
January 20, 1981
1982 - The camcorder is invented (Sony Corp., Japan)
1983 - The laptop computer is invented (Radio Shack Corp., United States)
Joan Benoit wins the first women’s Olympic Marathon, 1984 At the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles, Joan Benoit (today known as Joan Benoit Samuelson) finished the first-ever women’s marathon in 2:24.52. history.com -
1989 - In response to massive protests, the East German government allows East Berliners to cross into West Berlin. The dismantling of the Berlin Wall begins shortly after.
1989 - The World Wide Web is invented at CERN (Tim Berners-Lee, UK)
1989 - January 20 - George H. W. Bush (1924 - ) becomes 41st President of the United States
January 20, 1989
1990 - German reunification officially completed according to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany
1990 - Iraq invades Kuwait, beginning the Persian Gulf War
1991 - Gulf War
1991 - U.S. led coalition defeats Iraqi military forces and liberates Kuwait in Operation Desert Storm
1991 - Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as President of the Soviet Union; Effective legal dissolution of the U.S.S.R.
1992 - Hurricane Andrew causes devastation in Florida and Louisiana
1993 - World Trade Center bombing
1993 - January 20 - William J. Clinton (1946 - ) becomes 42nd President of the United States
January 20, 1993
1995 - Oklahoma City bombing
1997 - NASA spacecraft Mars Pathfinder lands on Mars
Madeleine Albright becomes the first female Secretary of State, 1997
Death 5 May 2001 Nashua, New Hampshire, USA
Telegraph, The (Nashua, NH) - May 7, 2001 Deceased Name: Jeannette Nadeau Jeannette Nadeau, 88, of 10 Warren St., Nashua, died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.
Mrs. Nadeau was born April 13, 1913, in Webster, Mass., daughter of the late Hyacinthe and Emma (Michaud) Chauvin. She lived in Nashua for most of her life.
She was the wife of Louis Nadeau of Nashua, with whom she would have celebrated 67 years of marriage in August.
Mrs. Nadeau worked as a seamstress at the former Memorial Hospital in Nashua until retiring in 1978.
She enjoyed cooking, quilting, and needlework. She was an avid bowler, belonged to the Senior Activity Center and was a member of the Senior Citizens Club.
Mrs. Nadeau went to St. Francis Xavier School and attended Nashua High School.
She was predeceased by three brothers, Napoleon, Albert and Peter Chauvin and four sisters, Emma Lambert, Rose Boyer, Marie Louise Chauvin and Rose Chauvin-Provost.
Besides her husband, survivors include a son, Ronald Nadeau of Manchester a daughter and son-in-law, Claire and Homer Grooms of Nashua five grandchildren, Gail Landry, Kenneth and Debra Grooms, Nancy-Lee and Timothy Rodden, William and Lisa Grooms and Stacey Nadeau six great-grandchildren: Shannon Grooms and her companion, Shawn Ottman, Jonathan Grooms, Patrick Landry, Brian Landry, Gabrielle Rodden and Emily Rodden a great-great-grandchild, Erin-Lee Grooms and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The St. Laurent Funeral Home in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.
Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery Nashua Hillsborough County New Hampshire, USA
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