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Ruthie M Dixon (1917 - 1990)

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Ruthie M Dixon
1917 - 1990
Born
January 14, 1917
Death
March 31, 1990
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Laurel Hill, Okaloosa County, Florida 32567
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Ruthie M Dixon was born on January 14, 1917. She died on March 31, 1990 at age 73. We know that Ruthie M Dixon had been residing in Laurel Hill, Okaloosa County, Florida 32567.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Ruthie M Dixon passed away on March 31, 1990 at 73 years of age. She was born on January 14, 1917. We have no information about Ruthie's family. We know that Ruthie M Dixon had been residing in Laurel Hill, Okaloosa County, Florida 32567.
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In 1917, in the year that Ruthie M Dixon was born, "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

In 1932, Ruthie was just 15 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1944, Ruthie was 27 years old when on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

In 1978, she was 61 years old when on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1990, in the year of Ruthie M Dixon's passing, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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