Carl Luke (1892 - 1968)

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Carl Luke
1892 - 1968
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October 20, 1892
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March 1968
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16510
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Carl Luke was born on October 20, 1892. He died in March 1968 at 75 years of age. We know that Carl Luke had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16510.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Carl Luke died in March 1968 at age 75. He was born on October 20, 1892. There is no information about Carl's immediate family. We know that Carl Luke had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16510.

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In 1892, in the year that Carl Luke was born, on January 1st, Ellis Island opened to process immigrants. 700 passed through on the first day - in the first year, 450,000 were processed. The processing center was originally a 3 story wooden building - with outbuildings - that burned down a few years later.

In 1926, Carl was 34 years old when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1932, he was 40 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1951, at the age of 59 years old, Carl was alive when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1968, in the year of Carl Luke's passing, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

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