Leo Curtis (1890 - 1972)

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Leo Curtis
1890 - 1972
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September 1, 1890
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May 1972
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511
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Leo Curtis was born on September 1, 1890. He died in May 1972 at 81 years old. We know that Leo Curtis had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Leo Curtis died in May 1972 at 81 years of age. He was born on September 1, 1890. There is no information about Leo's family or relationships. We know that Leo Curtis had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.

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In 1890, in the year that Leo Curtis was born, on January 2nd, Alice Sanger became the first female staffer to work in the White House. She was hired as a stenographer and, as such, took dictation.

In 1926, when he was 36 years old, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1959, when he was 69 years old, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1969, Leo was 79 years old when on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

In 1972, in the year of Leo Curtis's passing, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

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