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Ruth E Allison (1921 - 2003)

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Ruth E Allison
1921 - 2003
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May 11, 1921
Death
January 24, 2003
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Jasper, Jasper County, Texas 75951
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Ruth E Allison was born on May 11, 1921. She died on January 24, 2003 at age 81. We know that Ruth E Allison had been residing in Jasper, Jasper County, Texas 75951.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Ruth E Allison passed away on January 24, 2003 at age 81. She was born on May 11, 1921. We are unaware of information about Ruth's surviving family. We know that Ruth E Allison had been residing in Jasper, Jasper County, Texas 75951.
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In 1921, in the year that Ruth E Allison was born, hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1933, by the time she was only 12 years old, 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 The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed."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 1958, by the time she was 37 years old, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1978, Ruth was 57 years old when on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

In 1983, at the age of 62 years old, Ruth was alive when on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

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