Ruth Drew (1907 - 1983)

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Ruth Drew
1907 - 1983
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October 7, 1907
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May 1983
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Saint Louis, Saint Louis City County, Missouri 63108
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Ruth Drew was born on October 7, 1907. She died in May 1983 at 75 years old. We know that Ruth Drew had been residing in Saint Louis, Saint Louis City County, Missouri 63108.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Ruth Drew passed away in May 1983 at 75 years old. She was born on October 7, 1907. We have no information about Ruth's immediate family. We know that Ruth Drew had been residing in Saint Louis, Saint Louis City County, Missouri 63108.

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In 1907, in the year that Ruth Drew was born, the second Hague peace conference was called by Russia in the Netherlands. While nothing was settled regarding the matter of peace among nations, many resolutions were passed (and accepted by many nations) about the conventions of war - especially the protection of noncombatants.

In 1923, at the age of 16 years old, Ruth was alive when the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

In 1951, when she was 44 years old, on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1978, by the time she was 71 years old, 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 1983, in the year of Ruth Drew's passing, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

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