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Ruby Pearl Ryan (1896 - 1968)

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Ruby Pearl Ryan
1896 - 1968
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1896
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1968
Kew, Australia
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Kew, Australia
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Ruby Pearl Ryan was born in 1896. She is the child of Ryan Thomas Ryan and Ann Thomson Ryan. She died in 1968 in Kew, Australia at 72 years of age.
Updated: September 4, 2013
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Ruby Pearl Ryan died in 1968 in Kew, Australia at 72 years old. She was born in 1896. She is the child of Ryan Thomas Ryan and Ann Thomson Ryan.
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In 1896, in the year that Ruby Pearl Ryan was born, on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

In 1919, Ruby was 23 years old when in January, Nebraska was the 36th state to ratify the 18th Amendment, making it the law of the land. The 18th Amendment established Prohibition - a law against the production, transport, and sale of alcohol. Private consumption and possession were not prohibited. Several months later, the Volstead Act was passed, creating laws to enforce the Amendment. Bootlegging and bathtub gin followed.

In 1923, she was 27 years old when the A.C. Nielsen Company was founded in Chicago. It provided an audience measurement system that could provide radio station owners with information on their listeners and the popularity of their shows. Later, the Nielsen company became the basis for the fate of television programs.

In 1946, by the time she was 50 years old, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1968, in the year of Ruby Pearl Ryan's passing, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

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