Ruth Meisner (1907 - 1987)

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Ruth Meisner
1907 - 1987
April 1, 1907
December 19, 1987
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Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 02184
Ruth Meisner was born on April 1, 1907. She died on December 19, 1987 at 80 years old. We know that Ruth Meisner had been residing in Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 02184.
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Ruth Meisner passed away on December 19, 1987 at 80 years old. She was born on April 1, 1907. We are unaware of information about Ruth's family. We know that Ruth Meisner had been residing in Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 02184.
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In 1907, in the year that Ruth Meisner was born, the Monongah coal mining disaster occurred on December 6th, happening at the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines.. Over 361 miners were killed. Because there was no breathing apparatus at the time to help rescuers, recovery efforts were greatly hampered. It is considered the worst mining disaster in American history and led to government oversight in mining practices.

In 1918, when she was merely 11 years old, in July, Russian revolutionaries executed the former Tzar Nicholas II and his immediate family. While it was rumored that two of the children had survived, it was later proven through DNA analysis - when their bodies were found - that the entire family had been killed.

In 1935, she was 28 years old when on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1971, by the time she was 64 years old, on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

In 1987, in the year of Ruth Meisner's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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