Leasure B Mcginnis (1920 - 2000)

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Leasure B Mcginnis
1920 - 2000
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November 23, 1920
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July 22, 2000
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Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania 15021
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Leasure B Mcginnis was born on November 23, 1920. Leasure died on July 22, 2000 at 79 years old. We know that Leasure B Mcginnis had been residing in Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania 15021.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Leasure B Mcginnis passed away on July 22, 2000 at 79 years of age. Leasure was born on November 23, 1920. We have no information about Leasure's family or relationships. We know that Leasure B Mcginnis had been residing in Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania 15021.

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In 1920, in the year that Leasure B Mcginnis was born, the Volstead Act became law. Formally called the National Prohibition Act, the Volstead Act enabled law enforcement agencies to carry out the 18th Amendment. It said that "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, or furnish any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act" and defined intoxicating liquor as any beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

In 1949, at the age of 29 years old, Leasure was alive when comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1966, Leasure was 46 years old when on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1975, when this person was 55 years old, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1982, Leasure was 62 years old when on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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