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Leroy Brown (1924 - 1987)

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Leroy Brown
1924 - 1987
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September 9, 1924
Death
April 1987
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Abilene, Taylor County, Texas 79605
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Leroy Brown was born on September 9, 1924. He died in April 1987 at 62 years old. We know that Leroy Brown had been residing in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas 79605.
Updated: November 9, 2011
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Leroy Brown passed away in April 1987 at age 62. He was born on September 9, 1924. There is no information about Leroy's family or relationships. We know that Leroy Brown had been residing in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas 79605.
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In 1924, in the year that Leroy Brown was born, J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1932, at the age of merely 8 years old, Leroy was alive when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1959, at the age of 35 years old, Leroy was alive 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 1962, at the age of 38 years old, Leroy was alive when lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

In 1987, in the year of Leroy Brown's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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