Fred Loesch (1885 - 1972)

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Fred Loesch
1885 - 1972
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July 2, 1885
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March 1972
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16503
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Fred Loesch was born on July 2, 1885. He died in March 1972 at 86 years of age. We know that Fred Loesch had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16503.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Fred Loesch died in March 1972 at age 86. He was born on July 2, 1885. We are unaware of information about Fred's family or relationships. We know that Fred Loesch had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16503.

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In 1885, in the year that Fred Loesch was born, Germany's Karl Benz built the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, which had an internal combustion engine. It is considered to be the world's first automobile. The Benz cost $150 - just under $4,000 in today's money.

In 1928, Fred was 43 years old when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1933, Fred was 48 years old when on March 4th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the 32nd President of the United States. He was elected four times (equaled by no other President) and guided the United States through the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and World War 2. His wife was his cousin Eleanor Roosevelt (Teddy Roosevelt's niece) who President Truman called "First Lady of the World". Some of the major programs that survive from his presidency are the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wagner Act (The National Labor Relations Act of 1935) , the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Social Security.

In 1968, he was 83 years old when on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1972, in the year of Fred Loesch's passing, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

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