Leslie Tanner (1931 - 2010)

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Spokane, Spokane County, Washington

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Florence (Coyne) and Oscar Tanner

Florence (Coyne) and Oscar Tanner

Florence Tanner

Florence Tanner

Charles D Tanner

Charles D Tanner

Buddy & Rene (Irle) Tanner

Buddy & Rene (Irle) Tanner

Tanner Children

Tanner Children

Annie Mae Tanner

Annie Mae Tanner

Stacy Denise Tanner

Stacy Denise Tanner

Sharon K. (Mcclary) Tanner

Sharon K. (Mcclary) Tanner

Mrs Patrick Campbell

Mrs Patrick Campbell

Jim Tanner and Graduating Class 1945

Jim Tanner and Graduating Class 1945

Marlon Tanner Stout

Marlon Tanner Stout

Covington Family

Covington Family

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1931 - In the year that Leslie Tanner was born, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

1934 - At the age of just 3 years old, Leslie was alive when on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

1944 - At the age of merely 13 years old, Leslie was alive when on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

1976 - He was 45 years old 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."

1989 - He was 58 years old when on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

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Leslie Tanner died on December 14, 2010 at age 79. There is no known cause of death. He was born on June 23, 1931. We have no information about Leslie's family or relationships. We know that Leslie Tanner had been residing in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington.

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