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Frank Polk (1896 - 1979)

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Frank Polk
1896 - 1979
Born
April 1896
Death
September 26, 1979
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Frank Polk was born in April 1896, and died at age 83 years old on September 26, 1979. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Frank Polk.
Updated: November 13, 2011
Biography ID: 92920655

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Frank Polk passed away at age 83 years old on September 26, 1979. Frank Polk was born in April 1896. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Frank Polk.

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Frank Polk lived 12 years longer than the average Polk family member when he died at the age of 83.
The average age of a Polk family member is 71.
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1896 - 1979 World Events

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In 1896, in the year that Frank Polk was born, on August 17th, the first pedestrian v car fatality occurred in Great Britain. Bridget Driscoll, age 44, was walking with her family on the grounds of The Crystal Palace in London when she was hit by a car driven by Arthur James Edsall. Edsall claimed to be going 4.5 mph and Driscoll's death was ruled an "accidental death" after an inquest.

In 1916, when he was 20 years old, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

In 1927, Frank was 31 years old when the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1966, by the time he was 70 years old, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1979, in the year of Frank Polk's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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