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Ruth Oliver (1918 - 1986)

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Ruth Oliver
1918 - 1986
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April 9, 1918
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August 1986
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Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas 77703
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Ruth Oliver was born on April 9, 1918. She died in August 1986 at 68 years of age. We know that Ruth Oliver had been residing in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas 77703.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Ruth Oliver passed away in August 1986 at 68 years of age. She was born on April 9, 1918. We are unaware of information about Ruth's surviving family. We know that Ruth Oliver had been residing in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas 77703.
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In 1918, in the year that Ruth Oliver 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 1929, she was merely 11 years old when the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1935, when she was 17 years old, 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 1951, by the time she was 33 years old, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1986, in the year of Ruth Oliver's passing, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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