Ruth G Drew (1917 - 1998)

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Ruth G Drew
1917 - 1998
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April 12, 1917
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December 19, 1998
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Clarksville, Red River County, Texas 75426
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Ruth G Drew was born on April 12, 1917. She died on December 19, 1998 at 81 years of age. We know that Ruth G Drew had been residing in Clarksville, Red River County, Texas 75426.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Ruth G Drew passed away on December 19, 1998 at age 81. She was born on April 12, 1917. We have no information about Ruth's family. We know that Ruth G Drew had been residing in Clarksville, Red River County, Texas 75426.

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In 1917, in the year that Ruth G Drew was born, on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

In 1920, when she was only 3 years old, on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1956, when she was 39 years old, this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1973, she was 56 years old when on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

In 1998, in the year of Ruth G Drew's passing, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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