Ruby Rathbun

(1905 - 1974)

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Ruby Rathbun
1905 - 1974
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June 1, 1905
Death
March 1974
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Houston, Harris County, Texas 77024
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Ruby Rathbun was born on June 1, 1905. She died in March 1974 at 68 years old. We know that Ruby Rathbun had been residing in Houston, Harris County, Texas 77024.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Ruby Rathbun died in March 1974 at 68 years of age. She was born on June 1, 1905. We are unaware of information about Ruby's surviving family. We know that Ruby Rathbun had been residing in Houston, Harris County, Texas 77024.

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In 1905, in the year that Ruby Rathbun was born, the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

In 1918, she was just 13 years old when on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

In 1935, by the time she was 30 years old, on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1963, she was 58 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1974, in the year of Ruby Rathbun's passing, on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

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