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Leonard H Gilliland (1957 - 1992)

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Leonard H Gilliland
1957 - 1992
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January 23, 1957
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September 24, 1992
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Charleston, Coles County, Illinois 61920
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Leonard H Gilliland was born on January 23, 1957. He died on September 24, 1992 at age 35. We know that Leonard H Gilliland had been residing in Charleston, Coles County, Illinois 61920.
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Leonard H Gilliland passed away on September 24, 1992 at 35 years old. He was born on January 23, 1957. We are unaware of information about Leonard's surviving family. We know that Leonard H Gilliland had been residing in Charleston, Coles County, Illinois 61920.
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In 1957, in the year that Leonard H Gilliland was born, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1965, when he was only 8 years old, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1975, by the time he was 18 years old, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

In 1986, at the age of 29 years old, Leonard was alive when on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

In 1992, in the year of Leonard H Gilliland's passing, in April, Bosnia-Herzegovina declared independence from Yugoslavia. The newly created Bosnian Serb army then began a campaign against Muslim Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats - killing, raping, torturing, beating and robbing - and resulting in the deaths of over 100,000.

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