Leora Upson (1910 - 1997)

Leora Upson
1910 - 1997
updated February 06, 2019
Leora Upson was born on April 13, 1910. She died on June 5, 1997 at 87 years of age. We know that Leora Upson had been residing in Grass Valley, Nevada County, California 95949.
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Leora Upson died on June 5, 1997 at age 87. She was born on April 13, 1910. We are unaware of information about Leora's family or relationships. We know that Leora Upson had been residing in Grass Valley, Nevada County, California 95949.
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In 1910, in the year that Leora Upson was born, the Mexican revolution began. Dictator Porfirio Díaz had ruled for 35 years and was nationally unpopular. When elections were held in 1910 and a rigged election kept Diaz in office. The uprising began - and lasted for another 10 years.

In 1949, by the time she was 39 years old, 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 1953, she was 43 years old when on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1984, by the time she was 74 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.

In 1997, in the year of Leora Upson's passing, on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

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