Leonard Arthur Thomas Beggs (1887 - 1951)

Leonard Arthur Thomas Beggs
1887 - 1951
updated February 06, 2019
Leonard Arthur Thomas Beggs was born in 1887. He was born to Thomas Beggs and Amelia Adams Beggs. He died in 1951 in Heidelberg, Australia at 64 years of age.
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Leonard Arthur Thomas Beggs died in 1951 in Heidelberg, Australia at 64 years of age. He was born in 1887. He was born to Thomas Beggs and Amelia Adams Beggs.
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In 1887, in the year that Leonard Arthur Thomas Beggs was born, on July 1st, the assembly for the supports of the Eiffel Tower began . A wrought iron lattice tower, it was designed and built by Gustave Eiffel - who also contributed to the building of the Statue of Liberty. There are 18,000 pieces in the Eiffel Tower - which had to be built separately and then assembled in place - with rivets - to complete the Tower.

In 1903, at the age of 16 years old, Leonard was alive when the book The Souls of Black Folk, written by W. E. B. Du Bois, was published. Containing several essays on the African-American experience in America, much of the book was based on Du Bois' own life. The book was one of the very early works in the science of sociology.

In 1913, at the age of 26 years old, Leonard was alive when Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

In 1933, he was 46 years old when Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

In 1951, in the year of Leonard Arthur Thomas Beggs's passing, on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

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