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Lea Penman (1895 - 1962)

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Lea Penman
1895 - 1962
Born
October 4, 1895
Red Cloud, Webster County, Nebraska United States 68970
Death
October 12, 1962
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California United States
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Lea Penman was born on October 4, 1895 in Red Cloud, Nebraska United States. She died on October 12, 1962 in Los Angeles, California United States at age 67.
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Updated: May 11, 2015
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Lea Penman passed away on October 12, 1962 in Los Angeles, California United States at 67 years of age. She was born on October 4, 1895 in Red Cloud, Nebraska United States. We have no information about Lea's family or relationships.
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In 1895, in the year that Lea Penman was born, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1903, by the time she was just 8 years old, two brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, flew the first powered heavier-than-air plane. They flew 4 times in one day - the longest flight lasting 59 seconds and a little over 852 feet. While the brothers had notified several newspapers of their attempt, only one - a local paper - covered it. After their 4th flight, a gust of wind caught the plane, turned it over, and totaled it.

In 1924, when she was 29 years old, on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

In 1932, she was 37 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1962, in the year of Lea Penman's passing, on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

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