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Ruth Hopkins (1898 - 1971)

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Ruth Hopkins
1898 - 1971
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November 7, 1898
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March 1971
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Illinois 60650
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Ruth Hopkins was born on November 7, 1898. She died in March 1971 at age 72. We know that Ruth Hopkins had been residing in Illinois 60650.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Ruth Hopkins died in March 1971 at 72 years of age. She was born on November 7, 1898. We are unaware of information about Ruth's family or relationships. We know that Ruth Hopkins had been residing in Illinois 60650.
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In 1898, in the year that Ruth Hopkins was born, magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

In 1911, she was just 13 years old when the first use of aircraft as an offensive weapon occurred in the Turkish-Italian War. First used for aerial reconnaissance alone, planes were then used in aerial combat to shoot down recon planes. In World War I, planes and zeppelins evolved for use in bombing.

In 1941, she was 43 years old when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1965, by the time she was 67 years old, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1971, in the year of Ruth Hopkins's passing, in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

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