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Robert Allen Leonard (1896 - 1917)

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Robert Allen Leonard
1896 - 1917
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c. 1896
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October 18, 1917
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Robert Allen Leonard was born c. 1896. He died on October 18, 1917 at age 21.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: 322920 Rank: Gunner Regiment: Canadian Field Artillery Unit/ship/squadron: 4th Bde.
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Robert Allen Leonard died on October 18, 1917 at age 21. He was buried in Ypres (menin Gate) Memorial Panel 10., Belgium. He was born c. 1896. We are unaware of information about Robert's surviving family.
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In 1896, in the year that Robert Allen Leonard was born, in April, the first study on global warming due to CO2 - carbon dioxide - in the atmosphere was published by Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius. Arrhenius concluded that human activity due to the Industrial Revolution would amplify CO2 in the atmosphere, causing a greenhouse effect. His conclusions have been extensively tested in the ensuing 100+ years and are still seen to hold true.

In 1900, he was merely 4 years old when artist Henri Matisse, born in 1869 in France, began the fauvist movement. Only lasting a few years in popularity (ending around 1904), fauvism was in many ways the beginning of modern art. Matisse was fond of bright, vibrant colors and used them in his paintings - contrary to the muted use of color previously. While the fauvist movement declined in popularity, Matisse did not and he went on to create many more works of art and even a museum for his work, 2 years before his death in 1954. (In French, les Fauves means "the wild beasts". Matisse and those who followed his example were called "beasts" because of the bold colors that they used in their artwork.)

In 1904, at the age of just 8 years old, Robert was alive when the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

In 1917, in the year of Robert Allen Leonard's passing, the NHL (National Hockey League) was established as a response to the demise of the National Hockey Association (NHA). The first superstar of the League was "Phantom" Joe Malone of the Montreal Canadiens, a leading scorer with records that still stand. The Canadiens won the NHL championship over the Senators.

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