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Florence Leitch (1880 - 1950)

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Florence Leitch
1880 - 1950
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1880
Death
1950
Kew, Australia
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Kew, Australia
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Florence Leitch was born in 1880. She is the child of Blenkarn Alfred Elston Leitch and Annie Peart Leitch. She died in 1950 in Kew, Australia at 70 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Florence Leitch died in 1950 in Kew, Australia at 70 years old. She was born in 1880. She is the child of Blenkarn Alfred Elston Leitch and Annie Peart Leitch.
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In 1880, in the year that Florence Leitch was born, in October, the "Blizzard of 1880" began in North America - considered the most severe winter ever known in the US. Many areas were snowbound throughout the whole winter, which was made famous in Laura Ingalls Wilder's book The Long Winter.

In 1911, Florence was 31 years old when the first use of aircraft as an offensive weapon occurred in the Turkish-Italian War. First used for aerial reconnaissance alone, planes were then used in aerial combat to shoot down recon planes. In World War I, planes and zeppelins evolved for use in bombing.

In 1928, she was 48 years old when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1948, Florence was 68 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1950, in the year of Florence Leitch's passing, on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

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