Rafael Ruiz (1950 - 1980)

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Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida

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1950 - In the year that Rafael Ruiz was born, on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

1962 - Rafael was only 12 years old when on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

1970 - At the age of 20 years old, Rafael was alive when on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

1973 - Rafael was 23 years old when on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

1980 - In the year of Rafael Ruiz's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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Rafael Ruiz passed away in April 1980 at 29 years old. There is no listed cause of death. He was born on November 24, 1950. There is no information about Rafael's immediate family. We know that Rafael Ruiz had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

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