Ruth G Drew (1925 - 1999)

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Ruth G Drew
1925 - 1999
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October 14, 1925
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August 17, 1999
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Medford, Jackson County, Oregon 97501
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Ruth G Drew was born on October 14, 1925. She died on August 17, 1999 at 73 years old. We know that Ruth G Drew had been residing in Medford, Jackson County, Oregon 97501.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Ruth G Drew died on August 17, 1999 at age 73. She was born on October 14, 1925. We are unaware of information about Ruth's family or relationships. We know that Ruth G Drew had been residing in Medford, Jackson County, Oregon 97501.

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In 1925, in the year that Ruth G Drew was born, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1939, Ruth was merely 14 years old when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1951, at the age of 26 years old, Ruth was alive when on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1969, Ruth was 44 years old when one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

In 1970, she was 45 years old when on April 10th, Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. (John Lennon had previously told the band that he was leaving but hadn't publicly announced it.) By the end of the year, each Beatle had his own album.

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