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Franklin Brinkman (1939 - 2007)

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Franklin Brinkman
1939 - 2007
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October 19, 1939
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December 5, 2007
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Caldwell, Burleson County, Texas 77836
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Franklin Brinkman was born on October 19, 1939. He died on December 5, 2007 at 68 years old. We know that Franklin Brinkman had been residing in Caldwell, Burleson County, Texas 77836.
Updated: November 7, 2011
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Franklin Brinkman died on December 5, 2007 at 68 years old. He was born on October 19, 1939. There is no information about Franklin's family. We know that Franklin Brinkman had been residing in Caldwell, Burleson County, Texas 77836.
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1939 - 2007 World Events

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In 1939, in the year that Franklin Brinkman was born, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1944, when he was only 5 years old, on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1965, at the age of 26 years old, Franklin was alive when the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

In 1977, at the age of 38 years old, Franklin was alive when on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

In 1992, at the age of 53 years old, Franklin was alive when on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

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