Leslie Charles Payne (1897 - 1959)

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Leslie Charles Payne
1897 - 1959
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1897
Prahran, Australia
Death
1959
Elst, Australia
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Prahran, Australia
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Leslie Charles Payne was born in 1897 in Prahran, Australia. He was born to Charles Merrie Payne and Mary Ann (Doube) Payne. He died in 1959 in Elst, Australia at 62 years of age.
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Leslie Charles Payne died in 1959 in Elst, Australia at 62 years old. He was born in 1897 in Prahran, Australia. He was born to Charles Merrie Payne and Mary Ann (Doube) Payne.

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In 1897, in the year that Leslie Charles Payne was born, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1929, he was 32 years old when American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1936, at the age of 39 years old, Leslie was alive when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1940, Leslie was 43 years old when in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1959, in the year of Leslie Charles Payne's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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