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Tillie Leonard (1906 - 1981)

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Tillie Leonard
1906 - 1981
Born
August 6, 1906
Death
June 1981
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Edison, Middlesex County, New Jersey 08817
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Tillie Leonard was born on August 6, 1906. She died in June 1981 at age 74. We know that Tillie Leonard had been residing in Edison, Middlesex County, New Jersey 08817.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Tillie Leonard passed away in June 1981 at 74 years old. She was born on August 6, 1906. There is no information about Tillie's immediate family. We know that Tillie Leonard had been residing in Edison, Middlesex County, New Jersey 08817.
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In 1906, in the year that Tillie Leonard was born, the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1916, Tillie was merely 10 years old when the U.S. National Park Service - part of the Department of the Interior - was created by an act of Congress in August. The Park Service was charged with the dual role of "preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment". The resources managed by the National Park Service have often been referred to as the "crown jewels" of the United States.

In 1948, at the age of 42 years old, Tillie was alive when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1959, Tillie was 53 years old when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1981, in the year of Tillie Leonard's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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