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James Leverett Lennard (1889 - 1959)

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James Leverett Lennard
1889 - 1959
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1889
Port Melbourne, Australia
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1959
Caulfield, Australia
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Port Melbourne, Australia
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James Leverett Lennard was born in 1889 in Port Melbourne, Australia. He is the child of Mary Ann (Leverett) Lennard, with sibling James. He died in 1959 in Caulfield, Australia at 70 years old.
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James Leverett Lennard passed away in 1959 in Caulfield, Australia at 70 years of age. He was born in 1889 in Port Melbourne, Australia. He is the child of Mary Ann (Leverett) Lennard, with sibling James.
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In 1889, in the year that James Leverett Lennard was born, on January 15th, the Coca-Cola Company was incorporated - originally as the "Pemberton Medicine Company". The Coca-Cola drink was originally created by John Stith Pemberton, first as a patent medicine and then as a soda fountain drink. Pemberton had sold the company in 1888, shortly before he died.

In 1892, when he was merely 3 years old, on January 1st, Ellis Island opened to process immigrants. 700 passed through on the first day - in the first year, 450,000 were processed. The processing center was originally a 3 story wooden building - with outbuildings - that burned down a few years later.

In 1900, at the age of just 11 years old, James was alive when Carrie Chapman Catt succeeded Susan B. Anthony as the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. NAWSA was created by Anthony in 1890 in order to fight for the right of women to vote in the United States. Membership in NAWSA began at 7,000 and in the decades of the struggle - women didn't get the right to vote until 1920 - membership rose to 2 million.

In 1926, James was 37 years old when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1959, in the year of James Leverett Lennard's passing, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

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