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Frank John (1891 - 1968)

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Frank John
1891 - 1968
Born
March 17, 1891
Death
May 1968
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Nixon, Washoe County, Nevada 89424
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Frank John was born on March 17, 1891. He died in May 1968 at age 77. We know that Frank John had been residing in Nixon, Washoe County, Nevada 89424.
Updated: November 10, 2011
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Frank John passed away in May 1968 at 77 years old. He was born on March 17, 1891. We are unaware of information about Frank's family or relationships. We know that Frank John had been residing in Nixon, Washoe County, Nevada 89424.
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1891 - 1968 World Events

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In 1891, in the year that Frank John was born, on June 25th, in the July issue of The Strand Magazine in London, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes appeared in a series of short stories for the first time. Doyle eventually wrote 4 novels and 56 short stories with Holmes as the main character.

In 1915, Frank was 24 years old when The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

In 1948, at the age of 57 years old, Frank was alive when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1955, Frank was 64 years old when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1968, in the year of Frank John's passing, 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.

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