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Ruth S Belk (1914 - 1989)

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Ruth S Belk
1914 - 1989
Born
September 13, 1914
Death
November 20, 1989
Last Known Residence
Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina 29202
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Ruth S Belk of Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina was born on September 13, 1914, and died at age 75 years old on November 20, 1989.
Updated: November 1, 2011
Biography ID: 39247068

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Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina 29202
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September 13, 1914
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Ruth Belk passed away at age 75 years old on November 20, 1989. Ruth S Belk of Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina was born on September 13, 1914.

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Ruth S Belk lived 4 years longer than the average Belk family member when she died at the age of 75.
The average age of a Belk family member is 71.
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1914 - 1989 World Events

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In 1914, in the year that Ruth S Belk was born, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Anna Jarvis had championed a Mother's Day for years but Congress had joked a few years earlier that then they would have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day" as well. The President who championed a woman's right to vote also created a day in their honor.

In 1932, by the time she was 18 years old, on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1948, when she was 34 years old, on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1973, Ruth was 59 years old when in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

In 1989, in the year of Ruth S Belk's passing, on November 9th, the Berlin Wall fell. The Wall was built by the East Germans to keep East Berliners from escaping into West Berlin, separating families and friends. When the head of the East German Communist Party announced that day that East Berliners could cross whenever they pleased, happy crowds surged across the border. People brought tools and took parts of the hated wall.

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