Ruth Rice

(1909 - 1986)

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Ruth Rice
1909 - 1986
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September 27, 1909
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August 1986
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Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33142
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Ruth Rice was born on September 27, 1909. She died in August 1986 at 76 years old. We know that Ruth Rice had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33142.
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Ruth Rice passed away in August 1986 at 76 years old. She was born on September 27, 1909. There is no information about Ruth's surviving family. We know that Ruth Rice had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33142.

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In 1909, in the year that Ruth Rice was born, the NAACP was founded by W. E. B. Du Bois. The organization focused on legal strategies designed to confront the critical civil rights issues of the day - which included lynching and segregation in schools. The goal was to secure for all people the rights guaranteed in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution.

In 1923, Ruth was merely 14 years old when Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

In 1944, when she was 35 years old, on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1966, when she was 57 years old, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1986, in the year of Ruth Rice's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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