Leona "Toots" Blanche (Dorr) Silva (1906 - 1986)

Leona Blanche Silva
1906 - 1986
updated February 06, 2019
Leona "Toots" Blanche (Dorr) Silva was born on June 7, 1906. She died in July 1986 at 80 years old. We know that Leona "Toots" Blanche (Dorr) Silva had been residing in San Jose, Santa Clara County, California 95112.

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Leona "Toots" Blanche (Dorr) Silva died in July 1986 at 80 years old. She was born on June 7, 1906. There is no information about Leona 's immediate family. We know that Leona "Toots" Blanche (Dorr) Silva had been residing in San Jose, Santa Clara County, California 95112.
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In 1906, in the year that Leona "Toots" Blanche (Dorr) Silva was born, Finland became the first European country to give women the vote and to allow them to run for political office. (Women in Australia and New Zealand already had that right but couldn't run for office.) Although Finland belonged to the Russian Empire, there was great unrest and the Tsar wanted to broker a quick peace. As a part of the brokered peace, women got the vote.

In 1942, at the age of 36 years old, Leona was alive when from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

In 1954, by the time she was 48 years old, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1975, by the time she was 69 years old, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1986, in the year of Leona "Toots" Blanche (Dorr) Silva's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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