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Otilija Leimanis (1888 - 1973)

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Otilija Leimanis
1888 - 1973
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1888
Death
1973
Caulfield, Australia
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Caulfield, Australia
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Otilija Leimanis was born in 1888. Otilija is the child of Zeltins Janis Leimanis and Kristine Leimanis. Otilija died in 1973 in Caulfield, Australia at 85 years of age.
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Otilija Leimanis passed away in 1973 in Caulfield, Australia at 85 years old. Otilija was born in 1888. Otilija is the child of Zeltins Janis Leimanis and Kristine Leimanis.
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In 1888, in the year that Otilija Leimanis was born, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

In 1907, at the age of 19 years old, Otilija was alive when radiometric dating, a recently discovered technology that could date rocks, found that the earth was 2.2 billion years old which was dramatically older than previously thought. Later refinements and advancements in science would date the age of the earth at over 4.5 billion years.

In 1948, this person was 60 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1957, this person was 69 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1973, in the year of Otilija Leimanis's passing, on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

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