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Ruby Kirby (1920 - 1977)

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Ruby Kirby
1920 - 1977
Born
November 24, 1920
Death
January 1977
Last Known Residence
Timmonsville, Florence County, South Carolina 29161
Summary
Ruby Kirby of Timmonsville, Florence County, South Carolina was born on November 24, 1920, and died at age 56 years old in January 1977.
Updated: November 1, 2011
Biography ID: 39246239

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November 24, 1920
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Ruby Kirby passed away at age 56 years old in January 1977. Ruby Kirby of Timmonsville, Florence County, South Carolina was born on November 24, 1920.

Average Age & Life Expectancy

Ruby Kirby lived 15 years shorter than the average Kirby family member when she died at the age of 56.
The average age of a Kirby family member is 71.
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1920 - 1977 World Events

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In 1920, in the year that Ruby Kirby was born, on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1947, when she was 27 years old, 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, when she was 39 years old, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1966, by the time she was 46 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 1977, in the year of Ruby Kirby's passing, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

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