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Ruth E Griffith (1894 - 1990)

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Ruth E Griffith
1894 - 1990
Born
January 21, 1894
Death
January 29, 1990
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Ruth E Griffith was born on January 21, 1894, and died at age 96 years old on January 29, 1990. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Ruth E Griffith.
Updated: October 7, 2011
Biography ID: 34264599

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Ruth Griffith passed away at age 96 years old on January 29, 1990. Ruth E Griffith was born on January 21, 1894. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Ruth E Griffith.

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Ruth E Griffith lived 24 years longer than the average Griffith family member when she died at the age of 96.
The average age of a Griffith family member is 72.
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1894 - 1990 World Events

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In 1894, in the year that Ruth E Griffith was born, large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1911, Ruth was 17 years old when Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, along with four fellow Norwegian explorers. After hearing that Peary had beaten him to the North Pole, Amundsen decided to tackle the South Pole. On December 14th, he succeeded.

In 1968, at the age of 74 years old, Ruth was alive when on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1981, at the age of 87 years old, Ruth was alive when on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

In 1990, in the year of Ruth E Griffith's passing, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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