Leo Rydzewski (1904 - 1982)

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Leo Rydzewski
1904 - 1982
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March 19, 1904
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March 1982
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16509
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Leo Rydzewski was born on March 19, 1904. He died in March 1982 at 77 years of age. We know that Leo Rydzewski had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16509.
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Leo Rydzewski died in March 1982 at 77 years old. He was born on March 19, 1904. We are unaware of information about Leo's immediate family. We know that Leo Rydzewski had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16509.

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In 1904, in the year that Leo Rydzewski was born, the Russo-Japanese war began. The Russian Empire and the Japanese Empire began fighting over the territories of Manchuria and Korea. Russia wanted a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean while Japan feared growing encroachment from Russia into Asia. So the Japan fleet launched a surprise attack on the Russian Navy and a one year war began. President Roosevelt of the United States brokered peace between the two nations. It was the first time in the modern era that an Asian power showed its dominance over a European power.

In 1932, when he was 28 years old, 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 1965, he was 61 years old when on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1972, by the time he was 68 years old, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

In 1982, in the year of Leo Rydzewski's passing, 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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