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Florence Polk (1911 - 1996)

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Florence Polk
1911 - 1996
Born
October 13, 1911
Death
June 18, 1996
Last Known Residence
Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine 04401
Summary
Florence Polk of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine was born on October 13, 1911, and died at age 84 years old on June 18, 1996.
Updated: October 1, 2011
Biography ID: 3166191

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Florence Polk passed away at age 84 years old on June 18, 1996. Florence Polk of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine was born on October 13, 1911.

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Florence Polk lived 13 years longer than the average Polk family member when she died at the age of 84.
The average age of a Polk family member is 71.
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1911 - 1996 World Events

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In 1911, in the year that Florence Polk was born, the first use of aircraft as an offensive weapon occurred in the Turkish-Italian War. First used for aerial reconnaissance alone, planes were then used in aerial combat to shoot down recon planes. In World War I, planes and zeppelins evolved for use in bombing.

In 1939, at the age of 28 years old, Florence was alive when in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1961, Florence was 50 years old when on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

In 1974, Florence was 63 years old when on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

In 1996, in the year of Florence Polk's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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