Leon Melamed (1908 - 1993)

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Leon Melamed
1908 - 1993
updated February 06, 2019
Leon Melamed was born on August 7, 1908. He died on May 31, 1993 at 84 years old. We know that Leon Melamed had been residing in Skokie, Cook County, Illinois 60076.

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Leon Melamed passed away on May 31, 1993 at 84 years old. He was born on August 7, 1908. We are unaware of information about Leon's family or relationships. We know that Leon Melamed had been residing in Skokie, Cook County, Illinois 60076.
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In 1908, in the year that Leon Melamed was born, a mysterious Siberian explosion leveled over 770 square miles of forest. There were no human casualties. Explanations of the explosion have included a comet, meteorite, natural atomic explosion, or a crashed UFO. Although it is called an impact event - the largest one in recorded earth history - there is no crater and it is widely thought that the explosion was caused by a meteor exploding 3 to 6 miles above the earth.

In 1935, when he was 27 years old, on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1945, he was 37 years old when on April 12th, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Georgia. At 1p, he was sitting for a portrait when he complained that he had a "terrific pain" in the back of his head and collapsed. A doctor was summoned and the doctor gave him a shot of adrenaline into his heart. It didn't help and he was pronounced dead at 3:30 p.m. A slow moving train took him back to Washington D.C. while thousands of mourners lined the tracks. He was buried at his home in Hyde Park, New York.

In 1984, at the age of 76 years old, Leon was alive when due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

In 1993, in the year of Leon Melamed's passing, on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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Myron Melamed
Sep 5, 1922 - October 1976
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Oct 8, 1912 - Apr 12, 1997
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Marya Melamed
Jul 11, 1911 - Oct 17, 2002
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Nov 19, 1914 - Aug 12, 1990

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