Francis (Frank) Witt (born 1879)

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Francis (Frank) Witt
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Francis (Frank) Witt was born in 1879. His maiden name is Frank and he married into the Witt family. He is the child of Amelia Harriet Biddle and John Daniel Witt, with siblings Bertha, Dora, John, Charles, James, Stella, Mary, William, Maud, Florence, and Minnie.
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He was born in 1879. Francis (Frank) Witt is the child of Amelia Harriet Biddle and John Daniel Witt, with siblings Bertha, Dora, John, Charles, James, Stella, Mary, William, Maud, Florence, and Minnie.
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In 1879, in the year that Francis (Frank) Witt was born, on April 26th, the National Park - later renamed the Royal National Park - the 2nd oldest national park in the world, was formally proclaimed in New South Wales, Australia. It was the first park to have the word "national" in its name.

In 1895, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1919, in the summer and early autumn, race riots erupted in 26 U.S. cities, resulting in hundreds of deaths and even more people being badly hurt. In most cases, African-Americans were the victims. It was called the "Red Summer". Men who were returning from World War I needed jobs and there was competition for those jobs among the races. Tension was heightened by the use by many companies of blacks as strikebreakers.

In 1932, on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1942, 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.

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