Elsie Ruff (1910 - 1978)

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Elsie Ruff
1910 - 1978
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November 19, 1910
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October 1978
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Smithtown, Suffolk County, New York 11787
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Elsie Ruff was born on November 19, 1910. She died in October 1978 at 67 years old. We know that Elsie Ruff had been residing in Smithtown, Suffolk County, New York 11787.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Elsie Ruff died in October 1978 at age 67. She was born on November 19, 1910. We are unaware of information about Elsie's family or relationships. We know that Elsie Ruff had been residing in Smithtown, Suffolk County, New York 11787.

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In 1910, in the year that Elsie Ruff was born, the Mann Act, also called the White-Slave Traffic Act, was signed into law. Its purpose was to make it a felony to engage in interstate or foreign commerce transport of "any woman or girl for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose". But the language was so broad that it was also applied to consensual sex between adults when wished.

In 1939, she was 29 years old when in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1955, at the age of 45 years old, Elsie was alive when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1962, at the age of 52 years old, Elsie was alive when lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

In 1978, in the year of Elsie Ruff's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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