Ralph Leonard

(1896 - 1972)

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Ralph Leonard
1896 - 1972
Born
May 5, 1896
Death
September 1972
Last Known Residence
Lyons, Rice County, Kansas 67554
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Ralph Leonard was born on May 5, 1896. He died in September 1972 at 76 years old. We know that Ralph Leonard had been residing in Lyons, Rice County, Kansas 67554.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Ralph Leonard died in September 1972 at age 76. He was born on May 5, 1896. We are unaware of information about Ralph's family. We know that Ralph Leonard had been residing in Lyons, Rice County, Kansas 67554.

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In 1896, in the year that Ralph Leonard was born, on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

In 1907, Ralph was just 11 years old when in October, over a 3 week period, the New York stock exchange fell almost 50% from the previous year's high mark. Public panic ensued and there were runs on banks since the U.S. was in the middle of a recession. J.P. Morgan offered his own fortune to back the banks and he was followed by other financiers. This temporarily shored up the banking system, stopping the immediate panic. All of this led to the creation of the Federal Reserve.

In 1910, he was merely 14 years old when Halley's comet, which returns past the earth every 75 - 76 years was observed photographically for the first time. Two fortuitous events occurred - photography had been invented since the last time the comet had passed and the comet was relatively close. There was panic because one astronomer claimed that the gas from its tail "would impregnate the atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet." People bought gas masks, "anti-comet pills" and "anti-comet umbrellas".

In 1949, at the age of 53 years old, Ralph was alive 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 1972, in the year of Ralph Leonard's passing, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

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