Ralph Robert Leonard

(1912 - 2007)

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Ralph Robert Leonard
1912 - 2007
Born
November 29, 1912
Death
May 7, 2007
Last Known Residence
Spokane, Spokane County, Washington 99208
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Ralph Robert Leonard was born on November 29, 1912. He died on May 7, 2007 at 94 years of age. We know that Ralph Robert Leonard had been residing in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington 99208.
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Ralph Robert Leonard passed away on May 7, 2007 at 94 years old. He was born on November 29, 1912. There is no information about Ralph's family. We know that Ralph Robert Leonard had been residing in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington 99208.

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In 1912, in the year that Ralph Robert Leonard was born, Arizona was admitted to the United States in February (on Valentine's Day). It became the 48th state in the Union. Previously a Spanish - then Mexican - territory, the U.S. paid $15 million dollars for the area in 1848. Arizona was the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the United States.

In 1927, at the age of only 15 years old, Ralph was alive when the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1944, he was 32 years old when on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1988, by the time he was 76 years old, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In 1993, Ralph was 81 years old when on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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