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Ruth Paine (1890 - 1980)

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Ruth Paine
1890 - 1980
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June 22, 1890
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December 1980
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Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia 31601
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Ruth Paine was born on June 22, 1890. She died in December 1980 at 90 years old. We know that Ruth Paine had been residing in Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia 31601.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Ruth Paine died in December 1980 at 90 years of age. She was born on June 22, 1890. There is no information about Ruth's family or relationships. We know that Ruth Paine had been residing in Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia 31601.
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In 1890, in the year that Ruth Paine was born, on July 3rd, Idaho became the 43rd state in the United States. On July 10th, Wyoming became the 44th state.

In 1920, by the time she was 30 years old, on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1967, she was 77 years old when between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1974, she was 84 years old when on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

In 1980, in the year of Ruth Paine's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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