Leger Davignon (1893 - 1971)

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Leger Davignon
1893 - 1971
updated February 06, 2019
Leger Davignon was born on December 29, 1893. Leger died in October 1971 at 77 years of age. We know that Leger Davignon had been residing in Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Michigan.


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Leger Davignon died in October 1971 at 77 years of age. Leger was born on December 29, 1893. There is no information about Leger's family. We know that Leger Davignon had been residing in Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Michigan.
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In 1893, in the year that Leger Davignon was born, a songbook, called Song Stories for the Kindergarten, was published by sisters Patty and Mildred Hill. One of the songs included in the book was "Good Morning to All" - later the lyrics were changed and it became "Happy Birthday to You".

In 1900, by the time this person was merely 7 years old, the Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud published his book (written in 1899) "The Interpretation of Dreams". Sigmund Freud, born Sigismund Schlomo Freud in May of 1856, is the "father of psychoanalysis". Although he was a medical doctor, he was fascinated with the psyche and hypothesized the existence of the id, the ego, the superego, the libido, the unconscious, the Oedipus complex, and more. These are concepts that are still used by modern psychology.

In 1917, Leger was 24 years old when Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari was convicted and executed as a German spy. Since Mata Hari, born Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod, was a citizen of the Netherlands (which remained neutral in World War 1), she could travel freely in Europe. Her travels (and her romantic entanglements) raised suspicion and she was arrested by the French and found guilty. There is still controversy about her guilt although her name has become synonymous with a seductive female spy.

In 1944, Leger was 51 years old when on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1971, in the year of Leger Davignon's passing, on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

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Francis Davignon
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Jeanne Davignon
Mar 25, 1900 - July 1979
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Ruth C Davignon
Jul 31, 1916 - Nov 21, 1993
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Leon Davignon
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Memphis, Tennessee
Luella G Davignon
Oct 8, 1900 - Mar 8, 1993
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Bessie Davignon
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Walter Davignon
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Roy Davignon
Aug 17, 1908 - September 1979
Dallas, Texas
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