Ralph Leonard

(1907 - 1979)

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Ralph Leonard
1907 - 1979
Born
July 20, 1907
Death
September 1979
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Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado 80907
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Ralph Leonard was born on July 20, 1907. He died in September 1979 at 72 years old. We know that Ralph Leonard had been residing in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado 80907.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Ralph Leonard passed away in September 1979 at 72 years old. He was born on July 20, 1907. We are unaware of information about Ralph's family. We know that Ralph Leonard had been residing in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado 80907.

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In 1907, in the year that Ralph Leonard was born, 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 1917, when he was just 10 years old, the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

In 1924, at the age of 17 years old, Ralph was alive when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1952, at the age of 45 years old, Ralph was alive when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1979, in the year of Ralph Leonard'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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