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Leonard Lena (1918 - 1989)

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Leonard Lena
1918 - 1989
Born
October 21, 1918
Death
June 9, 1989
Last Known Residence
Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 01824
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Leonard Lena of Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts was born on October 21, 1918, and died at age 70 years old on June 9, 1989.
Updated: October 3, 2011
Biography ID: 6189612

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Leonard Lena passed away at age 70 years old on June 9, 1989. Leonard Lena of Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts was born on October 21, 1918.

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1918 - 1989 World Events

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In 1918, in the year that Leonard Lena was born, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

In 1923, by the time he was merely 5 years old, the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

In 1940, at the age of 22 years old, Leonard was alive when on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1958, by the time he was 40 years old, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1989, in the year of Leonard Lena's passing, on November 9th, the Berlin Wall fell. The Wall was built by the East Germans to keep East Berliners from escaping into West Berlin, separating families and friends. When the head of the East German Communist Party announced that day that East Berliners could cross whenever they pleased, happy crowds surged across the border. People brought tools and took parts of the hated wall.

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