Frank Lesniak (1886 - 1964)

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Frank Lesniak
1886 - 1964
November 26, 1886
December 1964
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16510
Frank Lesniak was born on November 26, 1886. He died in December 1964 at 78 years of age. We know that Frank Lesniak had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16510.
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Frank Lesniak passed away in December 1964 at 78 years of age. He was born on November 26, 1886. We are unaware of information about Frank's surviving family. We know that Frank Lesniak had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16510.

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In 1886, in the year that Frank Lesniak was born, on October 28th, President Grover Cleveland officially dedicated the Statue of Liberty. A gift from France, the base for the statue had been built using donations from the American public. The unplanned but enthusiastic celebration after the dedication led to the first ticker tape parade.

In 1901, Frank was just 15 years old when Teddy Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States. TR, as he was known, had been Vice-President for 6 months when President William McKinley was assassinated. At age 42, he became the youngest President to serve although John Kennedy, at age 43, was the youngest President elected. He was a popular progressive and was elected to a second term in 1904 as a Republican, winning 56.4% of the popular vote and 336 electoral votes.

In 1949, he was 63 years old when comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1959, he was 73 years old when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1964, in the year of Frank Lesniak's passing, on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

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