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Denis Landers (1842 - 1893)

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Denis Landers
1842 - 1893
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c. 1842
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August 24, 1893
Manhattan County, New York United States
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Denis Landers was born c. 1842. He died on August 24, 1893 in New York United States at 51 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Denis Landers died on August 24, 1893 in New York United States at 51 years of age. He was born c. 1842. We are unaware of information about Denis' surviving family.
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In 1842, in the year that Denis Landers was born, Sir Richard Owen, an English paleontologist, created the name "Dinosauria", which meant "Terrible Reptile" or "Fearfully Great Reptile". It has since been Anglicized to "dinosaur".

In 1854, at the age of only 12 years old, Denis was alive when the fashion house Louis Vuitton was founded in Paris by Louis Vuitton Malletier. Beginning with trunks - and soon new ingenious flat topped trunks that could be stacked - the company now produces trunks and leather goods as well as clothing, watches, shoes, jewelry, sunglasses, books and other accessories.

In 1873, by the time he was 31 years old, on May 27th, German archaeologist and businessman Heinrich Schliemann found what he said was "Priam's Treasure" - confirming the existence of ancient Troy. The find in Hissarlik Turkey is still disputed as being a part of Troy.

In 1886, at the age of 44 years old, Denis was alive when on January 5th, Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson's book the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was published. Immediately popular, the paperback book was sold for $1 in the U.S. - almost $25 today. Stevenson's stepson said that he wrote the first draft in under 3 days.

In 1893, in the year of Denis Landers's passing, on February 1st, Thomas Edison's motion picture studio on his laboratory grounds in West Orange New Jersey was completed. The studio was called "Black Maria" and the first movie made and viewed in it was of 3 people pretending to be blacksmiths.

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