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J Ruiz (1947 - 1995)

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J Ruiz
1947 - 1995
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September 1, 1947
Death
April 15, 1995
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Laredo, Webb County, Texas 78040
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J Ruiz was born on September 1, 1947. J died on April 15, 1995 at 47 years old. We know that J Ruiz had been residing in Laredo, Webb County, Texas 78040.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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J Ruiz died on April 15, 1995 at 47 years old. J was born on September 1, 1947. We have no information about J's family or relationships. We know that J Ruiz had been residing in Laredo, Webb County, Texas 78040.
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In 1947, in the year that J Ruiz was born, in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1959, by the time this person was just 12 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1964, this person was 17 years old when in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1986, J was 39 years old when on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

In 1995, in the year of J Ruiz's passing, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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