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Ruth Patterson (1896 - 1974)

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Ruth Patterson
1896 - 1974
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July 9, 1896
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April 1974
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Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California 90004
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Ruth Patterson was born on July 9, 1896. She died in April 1974 at 77 years of age. We know that Ruth Patterson had been residing in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California 90004.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Ruth Patterson died in April 1974 at 77 years of age. She was born on July 9, 1896. There is no information about Ruth's family or relationships. We know that Ruth Patterson had been residing in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California 90004.
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In 1896, in the year that Ruth Patterson was born, on August 17th, the first pedestrian v car fatality occurred in Great Britain. Bridget Driscoll, age 44, was walking with her family on the grounds of The Crystal Palace in London when she was hit by a car driven by Arthur James Edsall. Edsall claimed to be going 4.5 mph and Driscoll's death was ruled an "accidental death" after an inquest.

In 1916, by the time she was 20 years old, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

In 1926, she was 30 years old when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1958, she was 62 years old when on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

In 1974, in the year of Ruth Patterson's passing, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

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