Ruffin Pettyjohn (1891 - 1977)

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Ruffin Pettyjohn
1891 - 1977
updated February 06, 2019
Ruffin Pettyjohn was born on September 16, 1891. Ruffin died in May 1977 at age 85. We know that Ruffin Pettyjohn had been residing in Black Rock, Lawrence County, Arkansas 72415.


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Ruffin Pettyjohn passed away in May 1977 at 85 years old. Ruffin was born on September 16, 1891. We are unaware of information about Ruffin's immediate family. We know that Ruffin Pettyjohn had been residing in Black Rock, Lawrence County, Arkansas 72415.
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In 1891, in the year that Ruffin Pettyjohn was born, on June 25th, in the July issue of The Strand Magazine in London, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes appeared in a series of short stories for the first time. Doyle eventually wrote 4 novels and 56 short stories with Holmes as the main character.

In 1901, by the time this person was only 10 years old, John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan created U.S. Steel. J.P. Morgan was an American banker and financier who dominated U.S. business at this time. He had previously overseen the creation of General Electric, as well as International Harvester and AT&T. He has been referred to as America's greatest banker. U.S. Steel was the first billion dollar company in the world, worth $1.4 billion in 1901.

In 1918, by the time this person was 27 years old, 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 1960, by the time this person was 69 years old, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1977, in the year of Ruffin Pettyjohn's passing, on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

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