Ralph Leonard

(1908 - 1979)

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Ralph Leonard
1908 - 1979
Born
May 21, 1908
Death
January 1979
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Sacramento, Sacramento County, California 95820
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Ralph Leonard was born on May 21, 1908. He died in January 1979 at age 70. We know that Ralph Leonard had been residing in Sacramento, Sacramento County, California 95820.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Ralph Leonard passed away in January 1979 at 70 years of age. He was born on May 21, 1908. There is no information about Ralph's surviving family. We know that Ralph Leonard had been residing in Sacramento, Sacramento County, California 95820.

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In 1908, in the year that Ralph Leonard was born, a mysterious Siberian explosion leveled over 770 square miles of forest. There were no human casualties. Explanations of the explosion have included a comet, meteorite, natural atomic explosion, or a crashed UFO. Although it is called an impact event - the largest one in recorded earth history - there is no crater and it is widely thought that the explosion was caused by a meteor exploding 3 to 6 miles above the earth.

In 1911, at the age of only 3 years old, Ralph was alive when the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

In 1934, by the time he was 26 years old, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1949, he was 41 years old 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 1979, in the year of Ralph Leonard's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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