James Leverett Lennard

(1889 - 1959)

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James Leverett Lennard
1889 - 1959
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1889
Port Melbourne, Australia
Death
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 was born to 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 was born to Mary Ann (Leverett) Lennard, with sibling James.

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In 1889, in the year that James Leverett Lennard was born, on February 22nd, President Cleveland signed a bill allowing North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington to become states. North and South Dakota became the 39th and 40th states on November 2nd, Montana became the 41st state on November 8th, and Washington became the 42nd state on November 11th.

In 1912, James was 23 years old when Arizona was admitted to the United States in February (on Valentine's Day). It became the 48th state in the Union. Previously a Spanish - then Mexican - territory, the U.S. paid $15 million dollars for the area in 1848. Arizona was the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the United States.

In 1926, he 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 1948, James was 59 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 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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