Frank Blewett (1895 - 1980)

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Frank Blewett
1895 - 1980
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September 17, 1895
Death
January 1980
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511
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Frank Blewett was born on September 17, 1895. He died in January 1980 at 84 years old. We know that Frank Blewett had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Frank Blewett passed away in January 1980 at age 84. He was born on September 17, 1895. We are unaware of information about Frank's immediate family. We know that Frank Blewett had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.

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In 1895, in the year that Frank Blewett was born, 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 1925, Frank was 30 years old when on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1932, by the time he was 37 years old, 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 1972, Frank was 77 years old when on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

In 1980, in the year of Frank Blewett's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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