What an interesting year. I doubt if all participants in this forum were already alive in that year (I certainly was - probably more alive than I am now ;-). Events such as the deaths of Orville Wright and General Pershing take us right back to the century before last, when Pershing fought in the Indian wars, and Wright was getting ready to build the world’s first real aeroplane. One is reminded very strongly that history is a continuum.....
Physicists didn’t coin this name, they borrowed it. The name “Lepton” has been around for about 3000 years, mostly applied to very small units of currency (e.g. the New Testament “widow’s mite” [Luke 21: 1-4], or the present day Eurocent in Greece): numismatists use it all the time.
the one-piece, neck-to-ankle, electrically heated, zip-up undergarments worn by RAF aircrew in WW2 were colloquially referred to as “anti-wanking suits”.