Frank Belk (1906 - 1987)

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Kingsport, Sullivan County, Tennessee

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1906 - In the year that Frank Belk was born, the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

1918 - By the time he was only 12 years old, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

1942 - When he was 36 years old, 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.

1945 - By the time he was 39 years old, on January 9th, the (over 8 month long) Battle of Luzon began in the Philippines with the United States and Filipino forces attacking Japanese forces - with the intent to take back control of the Philippines. By March, the Allies had taken control of all of the strategically and economically important locations in the Philippines but pockets of resistance held out until the surrender of Japan in August.

1987 - In the year of Frank Belk's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Frank Belk died in June 1987 at 80 years of age. There is no listed cause of death. He was born on September 29, 1906. There is no information about Frank's family or relationships. We know that Frank Belk had been residing in Kingsport, Sullivan County, Tennessee.

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