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Burton Polk (1915 - 1968)

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Burton Polk
1915 - 1968
Born
August 21, 1915
Death
December 1968
Last Known Residence
Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 32208
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Burton Polk of Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida was born on August 21, 1915, and died at age 53 years old in December 1968.
Updated: October 1, 2011
Biography ID: 3137798

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Burton Polk passed away at age 53 years old in December 1968. Burton Polk of Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida was born on August 21, 1915.

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Burton Polk lived 18 years shorter than the average Polk family member when he died at the age of 53.
The average age of a Polk family member is 71.
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1915 - 1968 World Events

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In 1915, in the year that Burton Polk was born, Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

In 1921, he was just 6 years old when in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1943, when he was 28 years old, on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

In 1950, Burton was 35 years old when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1968, in the year of Burton Polk's passing, 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.

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