Leroy Gibler (1948 - 1993)

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Leroy Gibler
1948 - 1993
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July 13, 1948
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April 24, 1993
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Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon 97206
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Leroy Gibler was born on July 13, 1948. He died on April 24, 1993 at 44 years of age. We know that Leroy Gibler had been residing in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon 97206.
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Leroy Gibler died on April 24, 1993 at age 44. He was born on July 13, 1948. There is no information about Leroy's surviving family. We know that Leroy Gibler had been residing in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon 97206.

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In 1948, in the year that Leroy Gibler was born, on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1957, at the age of only 9 years old, Leroy was alive when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1967, when he was 19 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.

In 1976, at the age of 28 years old, Leroy was alive when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1993, in the year of Leroy Gibler's passing, on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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