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Gustave Lehman (1904 - 1981)

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Gustave Lehman
1904 - 1981
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April 20, 1904
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May 1981
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Menomonie, Dunn County, Wisconsin 54751
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Gustave Lehman was born on April 20, 1904. He died in May 1981 at age 77. We know that Gustave Lehman had been residing in Menomonie, Dunn County, Wisconsin 54751.
Updated: November 9, 2011
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Gustave Lehman passed away in May 1981 at 77 years old. He was born on April 20, 1904. We have no information about Gustave's immediate family. We know that Gustave Lehman had been residing in Menomonie, Dunn County, Wisconsin 54751.
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In 1904, in the year that Gustave Lehman was born, the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

In 1935, at the age of 31 years old, Gustave was alive when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1950, Gustave was 46 years old when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1962, Gustave was 58 years old when lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

In 1981, in the year of Gustave Lehman's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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