Margaret Leyshon (1901 - 1987)

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Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida

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1901 - In the year that Margaret Leyshon was born, John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan created U.S. Steel. J.P. Morgan was an American banker and financier who dominated U.S. business at this time. He had previously overseen the creation of General Electric, as well as International Harvester and AT&T. He has been referred to as America's greatest banker. U.S. Steel was the first billion dollar company in the world, worth $1.4 billion in 1901.

1902 - By the time she was just 1 year old, about 150 thousand United Mine Workers went on strike in eastern Pennsylvania for a wage increase and more suitable hours. They eventually got a 10% raise and their workday was reduced from 10 hours to 9. Because winter was coming and most people at the time heated their homes with coal, President Teddy Roosevelt arbitrated between the owners and the workers - the first time that the Federal government arbitrated in a strike.

1927 - She was 26 years old when 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

1958 - When she was 57 years old, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

1987 - In the year of Margaret Leyshon's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Margaret Leyshon passed away in June 1987 at 85 years of age. No cause of death has been entered for Margaret. She was born on November 1, 1901. We are unaware of information about Margaret's family. We know that Margaret Leyshon had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

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