Keith Leonard King

(1919 - 1942)

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Keith Leonard King
1919 - 1942
Born
c. 1919
Death
December 11, 1942
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Keith Leonard King was born c. 1919. He died on December 11, 1942 at 23 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Keith Leonard King
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Gaza War Cemetery B. B. 15. in Israel And Palestine (including Gaza)
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Service number: nx42728
Rank: Private
Regiment: Australian Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: A.i.f. 2/13 Bn.
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Keith Leonard King died on December 11, 1942 at 23 years old. He was buried in Gaza War Cemetery B. B. 15., Israel And Palestine (including Gaza). He was born c. 1919. We are unaware of information about Keith's immediate family.

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In 1919, in the year that Keith Leonard King was born, in January, Nebraska was the 36th state to ratify the 18th Amendment, making it the law of the land. The 18th Amendment established Prohibition - a law against the production, transport, and sale of alcohol. Private consumption and possession were not prohibited. Several months later, the Volstead Act was passed, creating laws to enforce the Amendment. Bootlegging and bathtub gin followed.

In 1926, at the age of only 7 years old, Keith was alive 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 1930, when he was just 11 years old, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1931, by the time he was only 12 years old, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1942, in the year of Keith Leonard King's passing, on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

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c. 1920 - Jul 5, 1941 1920 - 1941
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c. 1916 - Feb 19, 1943 1916 - 1943
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1916 - Sep 14, 1943 1916 - 1943
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c. 1920 - Jun 7, 1940 1920 - 1940
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c. 1923 - Oct 31, 1944 1923 - 1944
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c. 1925 - Feb 2, 1945 1925 - 1945
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Unknown - Aug 15, 1915 ? - 1915
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c. 1919 - Jun 10, 1944 1919 - 1944
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c. 1888 - May 15, 1918 1888 - 1918
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Unknown - Jan 25, 1944 ? - 1944
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c. 1897 - Aug 26, 1916 1897 - 1916
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c. 1897 - Jul 30, 1918 1897 - 1918
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c. 1913 - Oct 27, 1942 1913 - 1942
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c. 1915 - Oct 10, 1944 1915 - 1944
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c. 1880 - Sep 25, 1918 1880 - 1918
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c. 1924 - Nov 26, 1943 1924 - 1943
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c. 1884 - Aug 21, 1944 1884 - 1944
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Unknown - Sep 14, 1916 ? - 1916
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c. 1897 - Jun 3, 1917 1897 - 1917
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