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Robert Michael Leonard (1867 - 1935)

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Robert Michael Leonard
1867 - 1935
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1867
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1935
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Robert Michael Leonard was born in 1867. He is the child of Leonard Robert Michael Leonard and Bridget Mcmahon Leonard. He died in 1935 in Melbourne, Australia at 68 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Robert Michael Leonard died in 1935 in Melbourne, Australia at 68 years of age. He was born in 1867. He is the child of Leonard Robert Michael Leonard and Bridget Mcmahon Leonard.
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In 1867, in the year that Robert Michael Leonard was born, on January 8th, African-American men were given the right to vote in the District of Columbia when Congress overrode President Andrew Johnson's veto. This was the first place in the U.S. to give African Americans the right to vote.

In 1889, at the age of 22 years old, Robert was alive when on February 22nd, President Cleveland signed a bill allowing North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington to become states. North and South Dakota became the 39th and 40th states on November 2nd, Montana became the 41st state on November 8th, and Washington became the 42nd state on November 11th.

In 1893, by the time he was 26 years old, on February 1st, Thomas Edison's motion picture studio on his laboratory grounds in West Orange New Jersey was completed. The studio was called "Black Maria" and the first movie made and viewed in it was of 3 people pretending to be blacksmiths.

In 1911, at the age of 44 years old, Robert was alive when the United States Supreme Court broke up Standard Oil in May. John D. Rockefeller established Standard Oil in 1870 and it was the largest oil refinery at the time. The Supreme Court found that Standard Oil of New Jersey (one of the many iterations of Standard Oil) was guilty of "monopolizing the petroleum industry through a series of abusive and anticompetitive actions". The Court broke up the several entities that comprised Standard Oil and they eventually became competing firms.

In 1935, in the year of Robert Michael Leonard's passing, on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

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