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Ruth Engle (1899 - 1987)

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Ruth Engle
1899 - 1987
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January 15, 1899
Death
May 1987
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Ambler, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 19002
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Ruth Engle was born on January 15, 1899. She died in May 1987 at 88 years old. We know that Ruth Engle had been residing in Ambler, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 19002.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Ruth Engle died in May 1987 at 88 years of age. She was born on January 15, 1899. We have no information about Ruth's family or relationships. We know that Ruth Engle had been residing in Ambler, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 19002.
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In 1899, in the year that Ruth Engle was born, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1912, she was just 13 years old when Arizona was admitted to the United States in February (on Valentine's Day). It became the 48th state in the Union. Previously a Spanish - then Mexican - territory, the U.S. paid $15 million dollars for the area in 1848. Arizona was the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the United States.

In 1932, when she was 33 years old, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1948, when she was 49 years old, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1987, in the year of Ruth Engle's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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