Leon Dececco (1902 - 1985)

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Leon Dececco
1902 - 1985
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July 19, 1902
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June 1985
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Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida 33709
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Leon Dececco was born on July 19, 1902. He died in June 1985 at 82 years old. We know that Leon Dececco had been residing in Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida 33709.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Leon Dececco died in June 1985 at 82 years old. He was born on July 19, 1902. We have no information about Leon's family or relationships. We know that Leon Dececco had been residing in Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida 33709.

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In 1902, in the year that Leon Dececco was born, the world famous Italian tenor, Enrico Caruso, made the first gramophone recording by a popular singer. Accompanied by only a piano, his voice recordings became a big seller and did much to popularize the new-fangled gramophone. He had to sing into a metal "horn" that relayed his voice to a metal disc. And the songs had to be under 4 and a half minutes!

In 1916, at the age of just 14 years old, Leon was alive when in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

In 1937, Leon was 35 years old when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1966, at the age of 64 years old, Leon was alive 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 1985, in the year of Leon Dececco's passing, on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics.com. Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

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