Edwin L Leonard (1919 - 2003)

Edwin L Leonard
1919 - 2003
updated February 06, 2019
Edwin L Leonard was born on July 4, 1919. He died on January 29, 2003 at 83 years old. We know that Edwin L Leonard had been residing in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15601.

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Edwin L Leonard passed away on January 29, 2003 at age 83. He was born on July 4, 1919. We have no information about Edwin's immediate family. We know that Edwin L Leonard had been residing in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15601.
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In 1919, in the year that Edwin L Leonard was born, Indian lawyer Mahatma Gandhi initiated the Satyagraha campaigns, beginning the nonviolent resistance movement against British rule of India. Satyagraha means "holding onto truth" and the campaign for India independence, which was eventually obtained, called for "self-suffering" rather than inflicting suffering (i.e., violence) on others.

In 1942, he was 23 years old when on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

In 1957, Edwin was 38 years old when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1977, Edwin was 58 years old when on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

In 1988, Edwin was 69 years old when on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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Other Leonards

Nov 10, 1919 - September 1980
Aug 7, 1921 - October 1983
Aug 16, 1887 - January 1980
Dec 5, 1920 - Nov 18, 2001
Jan 4, 1922 - May 18, 1999
Jan 21, 1921 - Dec 22, 1988
Jan 5, 1919 - August 1985
Aug 30, 1909 - February 1975
Dec 29, 1919 - Jun 12, 2002
Nov 18, 1915 - May 13, 2009
Nov 18, 1913 - Oct 21, 1990
Sep 7, 1920 - May 7, 1999
Sep 13, 1901 - Jun 10, 1990
Oct 28, 1883 - February 1967
Jan 29, 1927 - Sep 22, 1999
Nov 11, 1925 - Jul 6, 2009
Aug 17, 1921 - Oct 23, 1995
Sep 8, 1896 - March 1982
Mar 13, 1904 - Feb 17, 2000
Jun 30, 1936 - Dec 19, 1996

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Jan 11, 1921 - June 1984
Mar 21, 1922 - May 27, 1997
Apr 5, 1919 - Dec 16, 1991
May 26, 1904 - May 1977
Oct 10, 1918 - Apr 9, 2002
May 26, 1917 - Apr 6, 1998
Oct 15, 1916 - August 1989
Apr 8, 1907 - Jan 20, 1997
Jan 6, 1887 - April 1968
Jan 18, 1922 - January 1977
Jun 22, 1910 - December 1985
Apr 11, 1921 - June 1987
Mar 10, 1918 - April 1985
Dec 22, 1920 - Mar 30, 2004
Aug 31, 1918 - Jun 20, 2002
Mar 9, 1922 - April 1981
May 6, 1922 - February 1949
Apr 24, 1920 - Nov 24, 2010
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