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Willy Ruud-Hansen (1910 - 1998)

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Willy Ruud-Hansen
1910 - 1998
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1910
Fredrikstad, Ostfold NO
Death
1998
Oslo, NO
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Willy Ruud-Hansen was born in 1910 in Fredrikstad, Ostfold NO. He died in 1998 in Oslo, NO at 88 years old.
Updated: August 14, 2011
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Willy Ruud-Hansen passed away in 1998 in Oslo, NO at 88 years old. He was buried in Oslo . He was born in 1910 in Fredrikstad, Ostfold NO. There is no information about Willy's family or relationships.
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In 1910, in the year that Willy Ruud-Hansen was born, Angel Island, which is in San Francisco Bay, became the immigration center for Asians entering U.S. It was often referred to as "The Ellis Island of the West". Due to restrictive laws against Chinese immigration, many immigrants spent years on the island.

In 1926, by the time he was 16 years old, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1958, when he was 48 years old, on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1985, by the time he was 75 years old, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

In 1998, in the year of Willy Ruud-Hansen's passing, on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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