Elsie M Ruff (1927 - 1988)

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Elsie M Ruff
1927 - 1988
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April 14, 1927
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February 24, 1988
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Broomfield, Broomfield County, Colorado 80020
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Elsie M Ruff was born on April 14, 1927. She died on February 24, 1988 at 60 years old. We know that Elsie M Ruff had been residing in Broomfield, Broomfield County, Colorado 80020.
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Elsie M Ruff died on February 24, 1988 at 60 years old. She was born on April 14, 1927. We are unaware of information about Elsie's family. We know that Elsie M Ruff had been residing in Broomfield, Broomfield County, Colorado 80020.

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In 1927, in the year that Elsie M Ruff was born, in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1940, by the time she was merely 13 years old, in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1950, Elsie was 23 years old when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1973, she was 46 years old when on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

In 1988, in the year of Elsie M Ruff's passing, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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