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Ruth Gaulden (1918 - 1985)

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Ruth Gaulden
1918 - 1985
Born
August 21, 1918
Death
January 1985
Last Known Residence
Temple Hills, Prince Georges County, Maryland 20748
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Ruth Gaulden of Temple Hills, Prince Georges County, Maryland was born on August 21, 1918, and died at age 66 years old in January 1985.
Updated: October 7, 2011
Biography ID: 26818487

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Ruth Gaulden passed away at age 66 years old in January 1985. Ruth Gaulden of Temple Hills, Prince Georges County, Maryland was born on August 21, 1918.

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Ruth Gaulden lived 5 years shorter than the average Gaulden family member when she died at the age of 66.
The average age of a Gaulden family member is 71.
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1918 - 1985 World Events

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In 1918, in the year that Ruth Gaulden was born, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

In 1949, she was 31 years old when comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1967, Ruth was 49 years old when between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1977, she was 59 years old when on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

In 1985, in the year of Ruth Gaulden's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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