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Ruth E Desmond (1906 - 1996)

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Ruth E Desmond
1906 - 1996
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November 23, 1906
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October 23, 1996
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Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 01821
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Ruth E Desmond was born on November 23, 1906. She died on October 23, 1996 at 89 years old. We know that Ruth E Desmond had been residing in Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 01821.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Ruth E Desmond passed away on October 23, 1996 at 89 years of age. She was born on November 23, 1906. There is no information about Ruth's family. We know that Ruth E Desmond had been residing in Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 01821.
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In 1906, in the year that Ruth E Desmond was born, the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1918, when she was merely 12 years old, in July, Russian revolutionaries executed the former Tzar Nicholas II and his immediate family. While it was rumored that two of the children had survived, it was later proven through DNA analysis - when their bodies were found - that the entire family had been killed.

In 1944, Ruth was 38 years old when on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1983, she was 77 years old when 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.

In 1996, in the year of Ruth E Desmond's passing, on July 5th, the first cloned mammal - "Dolly the Sheep" - was born in Scotland. She had three mothers. Dolly lived to be 6 years old and produced 6 lambs. Since, other sheep have been cloned as well as horses, pigs, deer, and bulls.

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