Leonard Dopson (1905 - 1973)

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Leonard Dopson
1905 - 1973
updated February 06, 2019
Leonard Dopson was born on August 25, 1905. He died in March 1973 at age 67. We know that Leonard Dopson had been residing in Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida 33901.

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Leonard Dopson died in March 1973 at 67 years old. He was born on August 25, 1905. There is no information about Leonard's immediate family. We know that Leonard Dopson had been residing in Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida 33901.
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1905 - 1973 World Events

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In 1905, in the year that Leonard Dopson was born, the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1930, when he was 25 years old, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1949, Leonard was 44 years old when comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1967, by the time he was 62 years old, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1973, in the year of Leonard Dopson's passing, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

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Elizabeth Dopson
Aug 9, 1888 - January 1965
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Dec 3, 1943 - September 1990
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Jan 5, 1963 - Dec 15, 1990
Idla Dopson
Jul 4, 1914 - July 1977
Evalina Dopson
Nov 14, 1929 - May 1980
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Thomas E Dopson
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Murel Dopson
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Macclenny, FL
Lucie Dopson
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