Ruth W Drew (1923 - 2008)

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Ruth W Drew
1923 - 2008
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August 30, 1923
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April 12, 2008
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Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon 97212
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Ruth W Drew was born on August 30, 1923. She died on April 12, 2008 at 84 years old. We know that Ruth W Drew had been residing in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon 97212.
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Ruth W Drew died on April 12, 2008 at 84 years old. She was born on August 30, 1923. We are unaware of information about Ruth's immediate family. We know that Ruth W Drew had been residing in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon 97212.

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In 1923, in the year that Ruth W Drew was born, the A.C. Nielsen Company was founded in Chicago. It provided an audience measurement system that could provide radio station owners with information on their listeners and the popularity of their shows. Later, the Nielsen company became the basis for the fate of television programs.

In 1943, Ruth was 20 years old when on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1966, she was 43 years old when on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1975, by the time she was 52 years old, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1983, Ruth was 60 years old when physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

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