Proctor Lawrence Heaps

(1903 - 1959)

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Proctor Lawrence Heaps
1903 - 1959
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1903
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1959
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Proctor Lawrence Heaps was born in 1903. Proctor was born to Proctor Heaps and Rose Galla Heaps. Proctor died in 1959 in Melbourne, Australia at age 56.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Proctor Lawrence Heaps passed away in 1959 in Melbourne, Australia at 56 years of age. Proctor was born in 1903. Proctor was born to Proctor Heaps and Rose Galla Heaps.

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In 1903, in the year that Proctor Lawrence Heaps was born, the Ford Motor Company was incorporated in June after Henry Ford left another car company he founded in 1901 (which became the Cadillac Motor Company). He began Ford Motor Company with $28,000 in cash from twelve investors, two of whom (the Dodge brothers) later began their own car company. Henry Ford improved on assembly line techniques and has been so successful that his family still controls a very popular Ford line of cars and trucks.

In 1911, when this person was only 8 years old, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, along with four fellow Norwegian explorers. After hearing that Peary had beaten him to the North Pole, Amundsen decided to tackle the South Pole. On December 14th, he succeeded.

In 1924, by the time this person was 21 years old, on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

In 1949, this person was 46 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1959, in the year of Proctor Lawrence Heaps's passing, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

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