Frank Kopta (1898 - 1980)

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Frank Kopta
1898 - 1980
updated February 06, 2019
Frank Kopta was born on July 4, 1898. He died in January 1980 at 81 years old. We know that Frank Kopta had been residing in Avon Park, Highlands County, Florida 33825.


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Frank Kopta passed away in January 1980 at 81 years old. He was born on July 4, 1898. We are unaware of information about Frank's surviving family. We know that Frank Kopta had been residing in Avon Park, Highlands County, Florida 33825.
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In 1898, in the year that Frank Kopta was born, on March 24th, Robert Allison of Pennsylvania became the first person to buy an American-built car. He bought a Winton, which he had seen in an advertisement in Scientific American. The Winton, built in Ohio, was made by hand and came with a leather roof, padded seats, gas lamps, and tires made by B.F. Goodrich.

In 1920, when he was 22 years old, on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

In 1938, he was 40 years old when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1974, he was 76 years old when on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

In 1980, in the year of Frank Kopta'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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Aug 12, 1915 - September 1981
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Aug 4, 1956 - February 1984
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Jan 8, 1913 - Jan 4, 2000
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Feb 10, 1892 - July 1986
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Sep 6, 1918 - Sep 28, 1988
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May 17, 1901 - March 1979
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Jan 18, 1897 - July 1980
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Lois A Kopta
Jun 5, 1921 - Nov 8, 2010
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Aug 13, 1920 - April 1976
Edward J Kopta
Jul 30, 1919 - Dec 21, 2009
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Apr 1, 1918 - May 23, 2004
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Rose K Kopta
Sep 5, 1907 - February 1990
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Feb 12, 1922 - January 1986
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Jul 7, 1918 - October 1986
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Sep 14, 1919 - August 1978

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