Socorro Leyva (1922 - 2008)

Socorro Leyva
1922 - 2008
updated February 06, 2019
Socorro Leyva was born on January 26, 1922. She died on May 10, 2008 at 86 years of age. We know that Socorro Leyva had been residing in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California 90033.


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Socorro Leyva died on May 10, 2008 at 86 years of age. She was born on January 26, 1922. There is no information about Socorro's surviving family. We know that Socorro Leyva had been residing in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California 90033.
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In 1922, in the year that Socorro Leyva was born, on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

In 1936, at the age of merely 14 years old, Socorro was alive when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1968, at the age of 46 years old, Socorro was alive when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1976, at the age of 54 years old, Socorro was alive when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1999, Socorro was 77 years old when on January 1st, the Euro became the new official single currency of the eurozone. It was used by Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain and has since spread in use. Daily, over 337 million Europeans use the euro.

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