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Ruth B Hill (1927 - 2002)

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Ruth B Hill
1927 - 2002
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December 12, 1927
Death
August 2, 2002
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Joaquin, Shelby County, Texas 75954
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Ruth B Hill was born on December 12, 1927. She died on August 2, 2002 at age 74. We know that Ruth B Hill had been residing in Joaquin, Shelby County, Texas 75954.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Ruth B Hill died on August 2, 2002 at age 74. She was born on December 12, 1927. There is no information about Ruth's family. We know that Ruth B Hill had been residing in Joaquin, Shelby County, Texas 75954.
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In 1927, in the year that Ruth B Hill was born, 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1964, she was 37 years old when on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1978, at the age of 51 years old, Ruth was alive when on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1989, when she was 62 years old, on November 9th, the Berlin Wall fell. The Wall was built by the East Germans to keep East Berliners from escaping into West Berlin, separating families and friends. When the head of the East German Communist Party announced that day that East Berliners could cross whenever they pleased, happy crowds surged across the border. People brought tools and took parts of the hated wall.

In 1995, at the age of 68 years old, Ruth was alive when on May 19th, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil - before 9/11 - took place in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown - killing 68 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying one-third of the building. The most disturbing images were of children - a daycare center was hit by the bomb. The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism ever, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier were convicted of the bombing.

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