Fred Ring (1887 - 1977)

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Fred Ring
1887 - 1977
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July 5, 1887
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March 1977
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Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon 97201
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Fred Ring was born on July 5, 1887. He died in March 1977 at age 89. We know that Fred Ring had been residing in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon 97201.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Fred Ring passed away in March 1977 at 89 years of age. He was born on July 5, 1887. We are unaware of information about Fred's family. We know that Fred Ring had been residing in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon 97201.

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In 1887, in the year that Fred Ring was born, on January 20th, the US Senate gave the US Navy the right to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base. Pearl Harbor is on the island of Oahu, a part of the Hawaiian Islands. The Navy was given direction to maintain "a coaling and repair station" at the harbor.

In 1905, when he was 18 years old, the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

In 1929, he was 42 years old when the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1951, at the age of 64 years old, Fred was alive when on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1977, in the year of Fred Ring's passing, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

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