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Leo Gene Pavelka (1934 - 2006)

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Leo Gene Pavelka
1934 - 2006
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September 9, 1934
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September 25, 2006
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Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska 68901
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Leo Gene Pavelka was born on September 9, 1934. He died on September 25, 2006 at age 72. We know that Leo Gene Pavelka had been residing in Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska 68901.
Updated: November 9, 2011
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Leo Gene Pavelka passed away on September 25, 2006 at 72 years old. He was born on September 9, 1934. We are unaware of information about Leo's family or relationships. We know that Leo Gene Pavelka had been residing in Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska 68901.
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In 1934, in the year that Leo Gene Pavelka was born, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1940, at the age of merely 6 years old, Leo was alive when in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1958, he was 24 years old when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1987, by the time he was 53 years old, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

In 1994, at the age of 60 years old, Leo was alive when on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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