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Freda M Polk (1930 - 2010)

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Freda M Polk
1930 - 2010
Born
November 4, 1930
Death
April 24, 2010
Last Known Residence
Calais, Washington County, Maine 04619
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Freda M Polk of Calais, Washington County, Maine was born on November 4, 1930, and died at age 79 years old on April 24, 2010.
Updated: October 1, 2011
Biography ID: 3177779

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Calais, Washington County, Maine 04619
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Freda Polk passed away at age 79 years old on April 24, 2010. Freda M Polk of Calais, Washington County, Maine was born on November 4, 1930.

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Freda M Polk lived 8 years longer than the average Polk family member when she died at the age of 79.
The average age of a Polk family member is 71.
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1930 - 2010 World Events

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In 1930, in the year that Freda M Polk was born, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1947, by the time she was 17 years old, on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1957, when she was 27 years old, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1971, Freda was 41 years old when in March, Intel shipped the first microprocessor to Busicom, a Japanese manufacturer of calculators. The microprocessor has since allowed computers to become smaller and faster, leading to smaller and more versatile handheld devices, home computers, and supercomputers.

In 1999, she was 69 years old when the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

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