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Ruth Lafreta Drew (1935 - 2008)

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Ruth Lafreta Drew
1935 - 2008
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November 22, 1935
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November 11, 2008
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Capitol Heights, Prince Georges County, District Of Columbia 20743
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Ruth Lafreta Drew was born on November 22, 1935. She died on November 11, 2008 at 72 years old. We know that Ruth Lafreta Drew had been residing in Capitol Heights, Prince Georges County, District Of Columbia 20743.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Ruth Lafreta Drew passed away on November 11, 2008 at 72 years old. She was buried in Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery Section L3 Site 312, Cheltenham, Maryland . She was born on November 22, 1935. There is no information about Ruth's immediate family. We know that Ruth Lafreta Drew had been residing in Capitol Heights, Prince Georges County, District Of Columbia 20743.
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In 1935, in the year that Ruth Lafreta Drew was born, the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1961, by the time she was 26 years old, on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

In 1971, when she was 36 years old, 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.

In 1983, Ruth was 48 years old when "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

In 1999, at the age of 64 years old, Ruth was alive when the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

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