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Frank Polk (1891 - 1964)

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Frank Polk
1891 - 1964
Born
March 20, 1891
Death
July 1964
Last Known Residence
California
Summary
Frank Polk of California was born on March 20, 1891, and died at age 73 years old in July 1964.
Updated: November 11, 2011
Biography ID: 85238891

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Frank Polk passed away at age 73 years old in July 1964. Frank Polk of California was born on March 20, 1891.

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The average age of a Polk family member is 71.
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1891 - 1964 World Events

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In 1891, in the year that Frank Polk 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 1901, Frank was just 10 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 1918, he was 27 years old when following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

In 1940, at the age of 49 years old, Frank was alive when on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

In 1964, in the year of Frank Polk's passing, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

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