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Ruby Jean Mitchell (1925 - 1970)

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Ruby Jean Mitchell
1925 - 1970
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1925
Death
1970
Bendigo, Australia
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Bendigo, Australia
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Ruby Jean Mitchell was born in 1925. She is the child of Francis Will Mitchell and Violet Hanna Bennett Mitchell. She died in 1970 in Bendigo, Australia at 45 years of age.
Updated: September 4, 2013
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Ruby Jean Mitchell died in 1970 in Bendigo, Australia at age 45. She was born in 1925. She is the child of Francis Will Mitchell and Violet Hanna Bennett Mitchell.
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1925 - 1970 World Events

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In 1925, in the year that Ruby Jean Mitchell was born, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1947, Ruby was 22 years old when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1950, she was 25 years old when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1966, by the time she was 41 years old, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1970, in the year of Ruby Jean Mitchell's passing, 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.

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