Leonard Emanuel May

(1899 - 1959)

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Leonard Emanuel May
1899 - 1959
Born
1899
St Kilda, Australia
Death
1959
Surr, Australia
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St Kilda, Australia
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Leonard Emanuel May was born in 1899 in St Kilda, Australia. He was born to Charles Eman May and Margaret Fion Grogan May. He died in 1959 in Surr, Australia at 60 years of age.
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Leonard Emanuel May passed away in 1959 in Surr, Australia at 60 years old. He was born in 1899 in St Kilda, Australia. He was born to Charles Eman May and Margaret Fion Grogan May.

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In 1899, in the year that Leonard Emanuel May was born, on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

In 1900, when he was only 1 year old, a massive hurricane, known as the Great Galveston hurricane, hit Galveston Texas. Winds hit up to 145 miles an hour (category 4) and it remains the single most deadly event in U.S. history. Between 6,000 and 12,000 died (most estimates are around 8,000 dead). The population of Galveston at the time was about 36,000 people in 1900.

In 1933, Leonard was 34 years old when the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1941, by the time he was 42 years old, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1959, in the year of Leonard Emanuel May's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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