Leonard Wright (1914 - 1987)

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Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

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1914 - In the year that Leonard Wright was born, in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

1962 - Leonard was 48 years old when on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

1967 - By the time he was 53 years old, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

1984 - By the time he was 70 years old, on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

1987 - In the year of Leonard Wright's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Leonard Wright died in March 1987 at 72 years old. There is no known cause of death for Leonard. He was born on March 29, 1914. We have no information about Leonard's immediate family. We know that Leonard Wright had been residing in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.

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