Ralph Leonard

(1891 - 1967)

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Ralph Leonard
1891 - 1967
Born
November 25, 1891
Death
January 1967
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Diagonal, Ringgold County, Iowa 50845
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Ralph Leonard was born on November 25, 1891. He died in January 1967 at 75 years old. We know that Ralph Leonard had been residing in Diagonal, Ringgold County, Iowa 50845.
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Ralph Leonard passed away in January 1967 at age 75. He was born on November 25, 1891. There is no information about Ralph's family. We know that Ralph Leonard had been residing in Diagonal, Ringgold County, Iowa 50845.

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In 1891, in the year that Ralph Leonard was born, James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1903, at the age of just 12 years old, Ralph was alive when 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 1939, Ralph was 48 years old when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1943, when he was 52 years old, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1967, in the year of Ralph Leonard's passing, 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.

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