Harry Ruckman (1899 - 1971)

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Harry Ruckman
1899 - 1971
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June 7, 1899
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February 1971
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16508
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Harry Ruckman was born on June 7, 1899. He died in February 1971 at age 71. We know that Harry Ruckman had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16508.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Harry Ruckman passed away in February 1971 at age 71. He was born on June 7, 1899. There is no information about Harry's surviving family. We know that Harry Ruckman had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16508.

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In 1899, in the year that Harry Ruckman was born, on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

In 1919, he was 20 years old when Indian lawyer Mahatma Gandhi initiated the Satyagraha campaigns, beginning the nonviolent resistance movement against British rule of India. Satyagraha means "holding onto truth" and the campaign for India independence, which was eventually obtained, called for "self-suffering" rather than inflicting suffering (i.e., violence) on others.

In 1936, he was 37 years old when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1961, by the time he was 62 years old, on January 20th, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. He had previously been a U.S. Senator and a Congressman, both from the state of Massachusetts, as well as a Naval lieutenant in World War II.

In 1971, in the year of Harry Ruckman's passing, in March, Intel shipped the first microprocessor to Busicom, a Japanese manufacturer of calculators. The microprocessor has since allowed computers to become smaller and faster, leading to smaller and more versatile handheld devices, home computers, and supercomputers.

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