Ruben Palmquist (1920 - 1981)

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Ruben Palmquist
1920 - 1981
March 11, 1920
April 1981
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Grantsburg, Burnett County, Wisconsin 54840
Ruben Palmquist of Grantsburg, Burnett County, Wisconsin was born on March 11, 1920, and died at age 61 years old in April 1981. Ruben Palmquist was buried at Pleasant Prairie Cemetery Cty O, in Anderson Twnshp.
Updated: July 28, 2018

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Pleasant Prairie Cemetery Cty O, in Anderson Twnshp, Wisconsin United States
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Ruben Palmquist passed away at age 61 years old in April 1981, and was buried at Pleasant Prairie Cemetery Cty O, in Anderson Twnshp. Ruben Palmquist of Grantsburg, Burnett County, Wisconsin was born on March 11, 1920.

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Ruben Palmquist lived 15 years shorter than the average Palmquist family member when he died at the age of 61.
The average age of a Palmquist family member is 76.

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In 1920, in the year that Ruben Palmquist was born, in September, a bomb exploded in the J.P. Morgan bank building in New York City, killing 30 people immediately - 8 later died due to their injuries - and injuring another 200. Killing more people than the 1910 bombing of the LA Times (the deadliest terrorist act up until then), no one took responsibility and the perpetrators were never found. Italian anarchists were suspected of the bombing.

In 1933, Ruben was only 13 years old when the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1962, he was 42 years old when on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

In 1972, by the time he was 52 years old, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

In 1981, in the year of Ruben Palmquist's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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