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Milton Ledbetter (1925 - 1979)

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Milton Ledbetter
1925 - 1979
Born
October 24, 1925
Death
December 1979
Last Known Residence
Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11234
Summary
Milton Ledbetter of Brooklyn, Kings County, New York was born on October 24, 1925, and died at age 54 years old in December 1979.
Updated: October 5, 2011
Biography ID: 15355434

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Milton Ledbetter passed away at age 54 years old in December 1979. Milton Ledbetter of Brooklyn, Kings County, New York was born on October 24, 1925.

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Milton Ledbetter lived 18 years shorter than the average Ledbetter family member when he died at the age of 54.
The average age of a Ledbetter family member is 72.
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1925 - 1979 World Events

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In 1925, in the year that Milton Ledbetter was born, on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1949, Milton was 24 years old when comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1953, at the age of 28 years old, Milton was alive when actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

In 1967, Milton was 42 years old when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1979, in the year of Milton Ledbetter's passing, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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