Frankie L Blake (1924 - 2000)

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Russellville, Logan County, Kentucky

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Clarendon Petty

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Eubie Blake and Marian McPartland

Eubie Blake and Marian McPartland

Eubie Blake and Gregory Hines

Eubie Blake and Gregory Hines

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Eubie Blake

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Eubie Blake, Medal of Freedom

Eubie Blake, Medal of Freedom

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Young Eubie Blake

Young Eubie Blake

Eubie Blake and Ronald Reagan

Eubie Blake and Ronald Reagan

Eubie Blake and Marion Tyler

Eubie Blake and Marion Tyler

Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle

Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle

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Eubie Blake and John Denver

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1924 - In the year that Frankie L Blake was born, J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

1938 - This person was just 14 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."

1952 - This person was 28 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

1962 - Frankie was 38 years old when on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

1973 - Frankie was 49 years old when in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

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Frankie L Blake passed away on September 17, 2000 at 75 years of age. No cause of death has been listed. Frankie was born on November 23, 1924. There is no information about Frankie's immediate family. We know that Frankie L Blake had been residing in Russellville, Logan County, Kentucky.

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