Leslie John Duff (1880 - 1946)

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Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia

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Family

Father: Duff James Duff
Mother: Ellen Friend Duff

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1880 - In the year that Leslie John Duff was born, on February 2nd the city of Wabash, Indiana became the third city in the world to be lit by electricity.

1886 - When he was merely 6 years old, on June 13th, the "Great Vancouver Fire" destroyed most of Vancouver, British Columbia. A small brush fire got out of control and spread to the rest of the city. Dozens of people died and it was only after the fire that money was raised for a fire hall. The local Squamish tribe rescued people who had jumped into bodies of water to escape the conflagration.

1904 - When he was 24 years old, the Russo-Japanese war began. The Russian Empire and the Japanese Empire began fighting over the territories of Manchuria and Korea. Russia wanted a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean while Japan feared growing encroachment from Russia into Asia. So the Japan fleet launched a surprise attack on the Russian Navy and a one year war began. President Roosevelt of the United States brokered peace between the two nations. It was the first time in the modern era that an Asian power showed its dominance over a European power.

1928 - He was 48 years old when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

1946 - In the year of Leslie John Duff's passing, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

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Leslie John Duff passed away in 1946 in Melbourne, Australia at age 66. There is no known cause of death. He was born in 1880. He was born to Duff James Duff and Ellen Friend Duff, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.

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