Howard Arthur Ruge (1918 - 1988)

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Howard Arthur Ruge
1918 - 1988
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August 7, 1918
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October 1, 1988
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Colon, Saint Joseph County, Michigan 49040
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Howard Arthur Ruge was born on August 7, 1918. He died on October 1, 1988 at 70 years old. We know that Howard Arthur Ruge had been residing in Colon, Saint Joseph County, Michigan 49040.
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Howard Arthur Ruge passed away on October 1, 1988 at 70 years of age. He was born on August 7, 1918. We are unaware of information about Howard's immediate family. We know that Howard Arthur Ruge had been residing in Colon, Saint Joseph County, Michigan 49040.

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In 1918, in the year that Howard Arthur Ruge was born, on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

In 1947, when he was 29 years old, in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1952, at the age of 34 years old, Howard was alive when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1975, by the time he was 57 years old, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

In 1988, in the year of Howard Arthur Ruge's passing, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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