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Ruth S O'steen (1929 - 2006)

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Ruth S O'steen
1929 - 2006
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February 13, 1929
Death
January 16, 2006
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Ruth S O'steen was born on February 13, 1929. She died on January 16, 2006 at 76 years old.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Ruth S O'steen died on January 16, 2006 at 76 years old. She was born on February 13, 1929. We are unaware of information about Ruth's family.
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1929 - 2006 World Events

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In 1929, in the year that Ruth S O'steen was born, on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

In 1946, when she was 17 years old, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1965, at the age of 36 years old, Ruth was alive when from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

In 1989, at the age of 60 years old, Ruth was alive when on January 20th, George Herbert Walker Bush became the 41st President of the United States. Previously Ronald Regan's Vice President, he ran against Michael Dukakis and won the popular vote by 53.4% to 45.6%.

In 1990, Ruth was 61 years old when on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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