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Ruby Ryan (1913 - 1984)

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Ruby Ryan
1913 - 1984
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August 11, 1913
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February 1984
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Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri 64110
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Ruby Ryan was born on August 11, 1913. She died in February 1984 at 70 years old. We know that Ruby Ryan had been residing in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri 64110.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Ruby Ryan died in February 1984 at 70 years old. She was born on August 11, 1913. There is no information about Ruby's immediate family. We know that Ruby Ryan had been residing in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri 64110.
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In 1913, in the year that Ruby Ryan was born, ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

In 1933, at the age of 20 years old, Ruby was alive when on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1952, when she was 39 years old, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1974, by the time she was 61 years old, 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.

In 1984, in the year of Ruby Ryan's passing, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

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