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Frank Brough (1882 - 1968)

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Frank Brough
1882 - 1968
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November 7, 1882
Death
December 1968
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Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa 52501
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Frank Brough was born on November 7, 1882. He died in December 1968 at 86 years old. We know that Frank Brough had been residing in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa 52501.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Frank Brough died in December 1968 at 86 years old. He was born on November 7, 1882. There is no information about Frank's immediate family. We know that Frank Brough had been residing in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa 52501.
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In 1882, in the year that Frank Brough was born, on March 22nd, the Edmunds Act - passed by Congress - made polygamy a felony. The Act also banned "bigamous" relationships and "unlawful cohabitation", making it illegal for polygamists and those who simply lived together without marrying to vote, be on a jury, or hold a public office.

In 1936, Frank was 54 years old when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1944, at the age of 62 years old, Frank was alive when on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1956, he was 74 years old when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1968, in the year of Frank Brough's passing, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

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