Frances Durrance (1900 - 1967)

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Frances Durrance
1900 - 1967
updated February 06, 2019
Frances Durrance was born on December 6, 1900. She died in January 1967 at 66 years of age. We know that Frances Durrance had been residing in Lake Placid, Highlands County, Florida 33852.


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Frances Durrance died in January 1967 at 66 years old. She was born on December 6, 1900. We have no information about Frances's surviving family. We know that Frances Durrance had been residing in Lake Placid, Highlands County, Florida 33852.
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In 1900, in the year that Frances Durrance was born, the U.S. helped put down Boxer Rebellion. The Boxer Rebellion took place in China, where the presence of "outsiders" (foreigners) was resented. The United States, along with Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and Russia, had business interests in China and these countries all sent troops to put down the Rebellion and keep China open to their presence and to Christian missionaries.

In 1923, at the age of 23 years old, Frances was alive when the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

In 1942, at the age of 42 years old, Frances was alive when on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1957, Frances was 57 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1967, in the year of Frances Durrance's passing, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

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Jan 8, 1905 - Jan 16, 1995
Plant City, FL
Darling Durrance
Jun 8, 1910 - January 1972
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Dec 2, 1912 - June 1974
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Brandon, Florida
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Oct 19, 1920 - Nov 3, 2001
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Oct 3, 1912 - Oct 22, 1993
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Mar 3, 1918 - May 20, 2007
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Jun 26, 1913 - Mar 16, 1990
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Apr 7, 1961 - February 1984
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Jul 20, 1892 - June 1976
Sebring, Florida
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May 16, 1919 - May 17, 1999
New Smyrna Beach, FL
Clarence L Durrance
Jan 21, 1917 - Sep 17, 1997
Jacksonville, FL
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Sep 23, 1918 - May 7, 1993
Chiefland, FL
James Durrance
Dec 22, 1902 - August 1968
Chiefland, Florida
R A Durrance
Oct 17, 1908 - Dec 16, 1990
Chiefland, FL
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Feb 2, 1893 - Mar 15, 1974
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Apr 24, 1922 - Aug 2, 2010
Daytona Beach, Florida

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