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David L Polk (1917 - 1989)

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David L Polk
1917 - 1989
Born
August 16, 1917
Death
November 1989
Last Known Residence
zip code XX953
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David L Polk was born on August 16, 1917, and died at age 72 years old in November 1989. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember David L Polk.
Updated: October 1, 2011
Biography ID: 2896358

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David Polk passed away at age 72 years old in November 1989. David L Polk was born on August 16, 1917. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember David L Polk.

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The average age of a Polk family member is 71.
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1917 - 1989 World Events

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In 1917, in the year that David L Polk was born, it is believed that a worldwide influenza pandemic began in Asia. By 1920, it is estimated that 50 - 100 million died throughout the world (3 - 5% of the population). In the U.S. alone, 500,000 perished from what came to be called the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu.

In 1932, David was just 15 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 1947, when he was 30 years old, in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1973, by the time he was 56 years old, on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

In 1989, in the year of David L Polk's passing, on November 9th, the Berlin Wall fell. The Wall was built by the East Germans to keep East Berliners from escaping into West Berlin, separating families and friends. When the head of the East German Communist Party announced that day that East Berliners could cross whenever they pleased, happy crowds surged across the border. People brought tools and took parts of the hated wall.

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