Elsie M Ruff (1914 - 2008)

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Elsie M Ruff
1914 - 2008
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October 27, 1914
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October 29, 2008
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Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio 45415
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Elsie M Ruff was born on October 27, 1914. She died on October 29, 2008 at age 94. We know that Elsie M Ruff had been residing in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio 45415.
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Elsie M Ruff passed away on October 29, 2008 at 94 years of age. She was born on October 27, 1914. There is no information about Elsie's immediate family. We know that Elsie M Ruff had been residing in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio 45415.

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In 1914, in the year that Elsie M Ruff was born, in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

In 1928, Elsie was just 14 years old when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1948, Elsie was 34 years old when 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 1979, Elsie was 65 years old when on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1992, when she was 78 years old, on February 1st, US President George Bush and President Boris Yeltsin of Russia jointly announced an end to the Cold War, proclaiming a new era of "friendship and partnership". At Camp David in Maryland, they reviewed ways to jointly reduce nuclear arms and support reforms in Russia but no agreement was reached at that meeting.

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