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Fred Knott (1918 - 2001)

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Fred Knott
1918 - 2001
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February 8, 1918
Death
May 23, 2001
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Lemont, Du Page County, Illinois 60439
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Fred Knott was born on February 8, 1918. He died on May 23, 2001 at 83 years of age. We know that Fred Knott had been residing in Lemont, Du Page County, Illinois 60439.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Fred Knott died on May 23, 2001 at age 83. He was born on February 8, 1918. We have no information about Fred's family or relationships. We know that Fred Knott had been residing in Lemont, Du Page County, Illinois 60439.
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In 1918, in the year that Fred Knott was born, 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 1926, by the time he was just 8 years old, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1936, by the time he was 18 years old, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1947, he was 29 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.

In 1967, Fred was 49 years old when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

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