Leona Dougherty (1893 - 1981)

Leona Dougherty
1893 - 1981
updated February 06, 2019
Leona Dougherty was born on September 5, 1893. She died in November 1981 at age 88. We know that Leona Dougherty had been residing in Creighton, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15030.


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Leona Dougherty passed away in November 1981 at 88 years old. She was born on September 5, 1893. There is no information about Leona's immediate family. We know that Leona Dougherty had been residing in Creighton, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15030.
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In 1893, in the year that Leona Dougherty was born, on February 1st, Thomas Edison's motion picture studio on his laboratory grounds in West Orange New Jersey was completed. The studio was called "Black Maria" and the first movie made and viewed in it was of 3 people pretending to be blacksmiths.

In 1909, Leona was 16 years old when the U.S. penny was changed to the Abraham Lincoln design. The Lincoln penny was so popular that it soon had to be rationed and it sold on the secondary market for a quarter. Abraham Lincoln was the first historical figure to be on a U.S. coin - which was released to commemorate his 100th birthday. This penny was also the first U.S. cent to include the words "In God We Trust.".

In 1922, Leona was 29 years old when on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

In 1962, when she was 69 years old, on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

In 1981, in the year of Leona Dougherty's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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Mar 31, 1908 - August 1994
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Dec 27, 1902 - December 1973
Oct 4, 1907 - Dec 16, 2002
Dec 21, 1896 - January 1985
Nov 25, 1907 - September 1991
Jun 15, 1906 - Nov 29, 1999
Apr 4, 1885 - September 1968
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Dec 18, 1915 - Dec 23, 1992
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Nov 9, 1919 - Oct 11, 2000
Mar 7, 1923 - Jul 26, 1994
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Oct 20, 1922 - October 1987
May 30, 1920 - Aug 28, 1990
Jan 24, 1920 - Jun 8, 1994
Apr 18, 1890 - April 1969
Sep 22, 1927 - Jan 11, 1998
Nov 14, 1923 - Feb 14, 1993
Feb 1, 1911 - Dec 16, 2004
Feb 20, 1901 - May 1979
Jan 1, 1934 - May 18, 2011
Aug 3, 1933 - Sep 21, 2005
Aug 24, 1933 - Jun 27, 2005
Jan 22, 1933 - Jan 16, 1996
Feb 25, 1932 - Oct 8, 1999

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Apr 27, 1898 - January 1982
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