Leroy Barnes (1949 - 2011)

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Leroy Barnes
1949 - 2011
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January 25, 1949
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August 1, 2011
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Lucedale, George County, Mississippi 39452
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Leroy Barnes was born on January 25, 1949. He died on August 1, 2011 at 62 years old. We know that Leroy Barnes had been residing in Lucedale, George County, Mississippi 39452.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Leroy Barnes passed away on August 1, 2011 at 62 years of age. He was born on January 25, 1949. There is no information about Leroy's family. We know that Leroy Barnes had been residing in Lucedale, George County, Mississippi 39452.

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In 1949, in the year that Leroy Barnes was born, on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1959, he was only 10 years old when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1967, Leroy was 18 years old when 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.

In 1973, when he was 24 years old, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

In 1999, Leroy was 50 years old when the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

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