David Earl Ruckman (1948 - 1994)

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David Earl Ruckman
1948 - 1994
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c. July 17, 1948
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c. February 19, 1994
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David Earl Ruckman was born c. July 17, 1948. He was born to Betty Ruckman and Clarence Ruckman, with siblings Diana and Debra. According to his family tree, David was father to 2 children. He married Linda Ashmore, and they gave birth to Kimberly Delynn Ruckman and Kenneth David Ruckman. He also married Mary Ruckman. He died c. February 19, 1994 at 45 years old.
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David Earl Ruckman, father to 2 children, passed away c. February 19, 1994 at 45 years old. He was born c. July 17, 1948. He was born to Betty Ruckman and Clarence Ruckman, with siblings Diana and Debra. According to his family tree, he married Linda Ashmore, and they gave birth to Kimberly Delynn Ruckman and Kenneth David Ruckman. He also married Mary Ruckman.

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In 1948, in the year that David Earl Ruckman was born, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1954, David was merely 6 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1970, by the time he was 22 years old, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

In 1981, he was 33 years old when 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 1994, in the year of David Earl Ruckman's passing, on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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