Ruth I Colley

(1906 - 1998)

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Ruth I Colley
1906 - 1998
Born
July 4, 1906
Death
April 29, 1998
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Dearborn, Wayne County, Michigan 48124
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Ruth I Colley was born on July 4, 1906. She died on April 29, 1998 at 91 years of age. We know that Ruth I Colley had been residing in Dearborn, Wayne County, Michigan 48124.
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Ruth I Colley died on April 29, 1998 at 91 years old. She was born on July 4, 1906. We are unaware of information about Ruth's immediate family. We know that Ruth I Colley had been residing in Dearborn, Wayne County, Michigan 48124.

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In 1906, in the year that Ruth I Colley was born, President Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Prize for Peace. The award was considered controversial at the time because many thought that he was an imperialist. But he had brokered peace between Russia and Japan a year previous and had allowed a dispute between Mexico and the U.S. to go to arbitration, resolving the issue peacefully rather than resorting to military conflict. For these two reasons, the Nobel Prize committee chose him for the Peace Prize.

In 1913, Ruth was merely 7 years old when Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

In 1931, Ruth was 25 years old when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1988, at the age of 82 years old, Ruth was alive when on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

In 1998, in the year of Ruth I Colley'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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