Frankie O Blake (1906 - 1994)

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Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia

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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

Eubie Blake

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Eubie Blake

Eubie Blake

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

Eubie Blake and John Denver

Eubie Blake and John Denver

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1906 - In the year that Frankie O Blake was born, President Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Prize for Peace. The award was considered controversial at the time because many thought that he was an imperialist. But he had brokered peace between Russia and Japan a year previous and had allowed a dispute between Mexico and the U.S. to go to arbitration, resolving the issue peacefully rather than resorting to military conflict. For these two reasons, the Nobel Prize committee chose him for the Peace Prize.

1947 - Frankie was 41 years old when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

1961 - At the age of 55 years old, Frankie was alive when on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

1962 - At the age of 56 years old, Frankie was alive when lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

1994 - In the year of Frankie O Blake's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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Frankie O Blake died on May 15, 1994 at 88 years old. No cause of death has been entered. Frankie was born on March 7, 1906. We are unaware of information about Frankie's surviving family. We know that Frankie O Blake had been residing in Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia.

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