Leyman Burch (1911 - 1974)

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Leyman Burch
1911 - 1974
August 4, 1911
February 1974
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511
Leyman Burch was born on August 4, 1911. Leyman died in February 1974 at 62 years old. We know that Leyman Burch had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Leyman Burch passed away in February 1974 at age 62. Leyman was born on August 4, 1911. We are unaware of information about Leyman's family or relationships. We know that Leyman Burch had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.

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In 1911, in the year that Leyman Burch was born, the United States Supreme Court broke up Standard Oil in May. John D. Rockefeller established Standard Oil in 1870 and it was the largest oil refinery at the time. The Supreme Court found that Standard Oil of New Jersey (one of the many iterations of Standard Oil) was guilty of "monopolizing the petroleum industry through a series of abusive and anticompetitive actions". The Court broke up the several entities that comprised Standard Oil and they eventually became competing firms.

In 1920, when this person was only 9 years old, the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, passed both Houses of Congress and was sent to the States to ratify. In August, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the Amendment and it became law eight days later. Mississippi ratified it in 1984.

In 1936, this person was 25 years old 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 1951, by the time this person was 40 years old, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1974, in the year of Leyman Burch's passing, on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

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