Gaylord M Franzen (1915 - 1992)

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Gaylord M Franzen
1915 - 1992
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October 10, 1915
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June 20, 1992
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Roanoke, Roanoke City County, Virginia 24012
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Gaylord M Franzen was born on October 10, 1915. He died on June 20, 1992 at age 76. We know that Gaylord M Franzen had been residing in Roanoke, Roanoke City County, Virginia 24012.
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Gaylord M Franzen passed away on June 20, 1992 at age 76. He was born on October 10, 1915. We are unaware of information about Gaylord's family or relationships. We know that Gaylord M Franzen had been residing in Roanoke, Roanoke City County, Virginia 24012.

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In 1915, in the year that Gaylord M Franzen was born, the Superior Court in Fulton County Georgia accepted the charter for the establishment of the new Ku Klux Klan, succeeding the Klan that flourished in the South in the late 1800's. This iteration of the Klan adopted white clothing and used many of the code words from the first Klan, adding cross burnings and mass marches in an attempt to intimidate others.

In 1920, by the time he was just 5 years old, on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1960, at the age of 45 years old, Gaylord was alive when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1972, he was 57 years old when 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.

In 1992, in the year of Gaylord M Franzen's passing, in April, Bosnia-Herzegovina declared independence from Yugoslavia. The newly created Bosnian Serb army then began a campaign against Muslim Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats - killing, raping, torturing, beating and robbing - and resulting in the deaths of over 100,000.

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