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Ruby Morgan (1911 - 1985)

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Ruby Morgan
1911 - 1985
Born
September 6, 1911
Death
June 1985
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Corapeake, Gates County, North Carolina 27926
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Ruby Morgan was born on September 6, 1911. She died in June 1985 at age 73. We know that Ruby Morgan had been residing in Corapeake, Gates County, North Carolina 27926.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Ruby Morgan died in June 1985 at age 73. She was born on September 6, 1911. We have no information about Ruby's family. We know that Ruby Morgan had been residing in Corapeake, Gates County, North Carolina 27926.
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1911 - 1985 World Events

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In 1911, in the year that Ruby Morgan was born, the first use of aircraft as an offensive weapon occurred in the Turkish-Italian War. First used for aerial reconnaissance alone, planes were then used in aerial combat to shoot down recon planes. In World War I, planes and zeppelins evolved for use in bombing.

In 1921, Ruby was merely 10 years old when the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

In 1947, at the age of 36 years old, Ruby was alive when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1976, she was 65 years old when The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

In 1985, in the year of Ruby Morgan's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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