Leonard Lamparski

1925–2004 (Age 78)
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life of Leonard

Leonard Lamparski was born on 4 November 1925, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. He died on 14 August 2004, in Eastpointe, Macomb, Michigan, United States, at the age of 78.

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Leonard Lamparski
1925–2004
Grace Thomas
1930–2000

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1927

Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1928 · The Detroit Zoo

Age 3

The Detroit Zoological Society was founded in 1911, but the zoo didn't officially open until August 1, 1928. At the opening ceremony, Mayor John C. Nagel was to speak to the gathered crowd. Arriving late, Nagel parked his car behind the bear dens and as he came rushing around the front. A polar bear leaped from the moat in the den and stood directly in front of Nagel. Unaware how precarious his situation was, Nagel stuck out his hand and walked toward the polar bear joking, ""He's the reception committee. The Detroit Zoo was the first zoo in America with cage-less exhibits and the first zoo to no longer keep elephants because of the harsh winters causing psychological stress on them.
1929

Age 4

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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