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Robert Leonard (1865 - 1885)

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Robert Leonard
1865 - 1885
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1865
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1885
Richmond, Australia
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Richmond, Australia
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Robert Leonard was born in 1865. He is the child of Pat Leonard and Margaret Kelly Leonard. He died in 1885 in Richmond, Australia at age 20.
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Robert Leonard passed away in 1885 in Richmond, Australia at age 20. He was born in 1865. He is the child of Pat Leonard and Margaret Kelly Leonard.
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In 1865, in the year that Robert Leonard was born, on April 9th, Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee surrendered to the Union Army at Appomattox Court House. Lee's surrender led to a series of surrenders in the Confederacy and in 1866 President Johnson issued a "Proclamation—Declaring that Peace, Order, Tranquility, and Civil Authority Now Exists in and Throughout the Whole of the United States of America".

In 1870, at the age of merely 5 years old, Robert was alive when on June 26th, Christmas was declared an official federal holiday in the United States. By 1860, 14 states had declared Christmas a legal holiday but the practice of celebrating Christmas was a local - and religious - choice previously.

In 1876, at the age of merely 11 years old, Robert was alive when on July 4th, the United States celebrated its centennial. There were parades, music, speeches and fireworks - even in Union Square in New York City. Suffragettes also marched for equal rights and the vote for women.

In 1885, in the year of Robert Leonard's passing, Germany's Karl Benz built the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, which had an internal combustion engine. It is considered to be the world's first automobile. The Benz cost $150 - just under $4,000 in today's money.

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