Ruth D Spatta (1913 - 1993)

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Ruth D Spatta
1913 - 1993
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November 23, 1913
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May 5, 1993
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Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico 87110
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Ruth D Spatta was born on November 23, 1913. She died on May 5, 1993 at 79 years old. We know that Ruth D Spatta had been residing in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico 87110.
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Ruth D Spatta died on May 5, 1993 at age 79. She was born on November 23, 1913. There is no information about Ruth's family. We know that Ruth D Spatta had been residing in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico 87110.

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In 1913, in the year that Ruth D Spatta was born, the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

In 1928, she was just 15 years old when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1940, at the age of 27 years old, Ruth was alive when on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

In 1967, by the time she was 54 years old, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1993, in the year of Ruth D Spatta's passing, on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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