Greta E Leathley (1914 - 1990)

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Greta E Leathley
1914 - 1990
updated February 06, 2019
Greta E Leathley was born on March 19, 1914. She died in May 1990 at 76 years old. We know that Greta E Leathley had been residing in Olympia, Thurston County, Washington 98502.

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Greta E Leathley passed away in May 1990 at 76 years of age. She was born on March 19, 1914. We have no information about Greta's surviving family. We know that Greta E Leathley had been residing in Olympia, Thurston County, Washington 98502.
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In 1914, in the year that Greta E Leathley was born, in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1928, at the age of just 14 years old, Greta was alive when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1955, Greta was 41 years old when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1960, she was 46 years old when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1990, in the year of Greta E Leathley's passing, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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