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Leslie Wagstaff (1892 - 1981)

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Leslie Wagstaff
1892 - 1981
Born
February 18, 1892
Death
August 1981
Last Known Residence
Kenner, Jefferson County, Louisiana 70062
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Leslie Wagstaff of Kenner, Jefferson County, Louisiana was born on February 18, 1892, and died at age 89 years old in August 1981.
Updated: October 3, 2011
Biography ID: 4373779

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Kenner, Jefferson County, Louisiana 70062
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Leslie Wagstaff passed away at age 89 years old in August 1981. Leslie Wagstaff of Kenner, Jefferson County, Louisiana was born on February 18, 1892.

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Leslie Wagstaff lived 21 years longer than the average Wagstaff family member when he died at the age of 89.
The average age of a Wagstaff family member is 68.
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In 1892, in the year that Leslie Wagstaff was born, on October 12th, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools. Composed the previous August by Francis Bellamy, it was to be recited in 15 seconds and originally read: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." "Under God" was added in the 1950's.

In 1926, at the age of 34 years old, Leslie was alive when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1936, by the time he was 44 years old, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1965, when he was 73 years old, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

In 1981, in the year of Leslie Wagstaff's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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