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Frank Douglas (1889 - 1975)

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Frank Douglas
1889 - 1975
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August 7, 1889
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December 1975
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Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin 53703
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Frank Douglas was born on August 7, 1889. He died in December 1975 at 86 years of age. We know that Frank Douglas had been residing in Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin 53703.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Frank Douglas died in December 1975 at 86 years old. He was born on August 7, 1889. We are unaware of information about Frank's surviving family. We know that Frank Douglas had been residing in Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin 53703.
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In 1889, in the year that Frank Douglas was born, on March 4th, Benjamin Harrison became the 23rd President of the United States. His grandfather, William Henry Harrison, was the 9th President of the United States. His father, John Scott Harrison - son of William Henry - was in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In 1907, when he was 18 years old, the Monongah coal mining disaster occurred on December 6th, happening at the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines.. Over 361 miners were killed. Because there was no breathing apparatus at the time to help rescuers, recovery efforts were greatly hampered. It is considered the worst mining disaster in American history and led to government oversight in mining practices.

In 1944, at the age of 55 years old, Frank was alive when on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1968, at the age of 79 years old, Frank was alive when on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1975, in the year of Frank Douglas's passing, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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