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Lester Glor (1897 - 1970)

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Lester Glor
1897 - 1970
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May 19, 1897
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April 1970
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Holland, Erie County, New York 14080
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Lester Glor was born on May 19, 1897. He died in April 1970 at 72 years old. We know that Lester Glor had been residing in Holland, Erie County, New York 14080.
Updated: October 5, 2011
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Lester Glor died in April 1970 at 72 years of age. He was born on May 19, 1897. There is no information about Lester's surviving family. We know that Lester Glor had been residing in Holland, Erie County, New York 14080.
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In 1897, in the year that Lester Glor was born, on March 4th, William McKinley became the 25th President of the United States. He had beaten William Jennings Bryan in the 1896 election by 51% to 46.7% in the popular vote. Six months into his second term as President, McKinley was assassinated.

In 1904, Lester was just 7 years old when the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1920, when he was 23 years old, on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1961, by the time he was 64 years old, on January 20th, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. He had previously been a U.S. Senator and a Congressman, both from the state of Massachusetts, as well as a Naval lieutenant in World War II.

In 1970, in the year of Lester Glor's passing, on April 10th, Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. (John Lennon had previously told the band that he was leaving but hadn't publicly announced it.) By the end of the year, each Beatle had his own album.

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