Frank Klappas (1920 - 1997)

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Burial / Funeral

Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Section L Site 744,
1900 Buchanan Blvd., Boulder City, Nv

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Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada

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Branch of service: Us Air Force
Rank attained: MAJ
Wars/Conflicts: Korea

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1920 - In the year that Frank Klappas was born, on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

1926 - By the time he was merely 6 years old, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

1927 - Frank was only 7 years old when in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

1948 - By the time he was 28 years old, 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.

1997 - In the year of Frank Klappas's passing, on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

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Frank Klappas died on December 15, 1997 at 77 years old. There is no known cause of death. He was buried in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery Section L Site 744, Boulder City, Nv. He was born on February 10, 1920. There is no information about Frank's family or relationships. We know that Frank Klappas had been residing in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada.

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