Irving Dankner (1910 - 1988)

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Irving Dankner
1910 - 1988
updated February 06, 2019
Irving Dankner was born on March 4, 1910. He died on August 11, 1988 at 78 years of age. We know that Irving Dankner had been residing in New York, New York County, New York.


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Irving Dankner died on August 11, 1988 at 78 years of age. He was born on March 4, 1910. We are unaware of information about Irving's immediate family. We know that Irving Dankner had been residing in New York, New York County, New York.
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In 1910, in the year that Irving Dankner was born, the Mann Act, also called the White-Slave Traffic Act, was signed into law. Its purpose was to make it a felony to engage in interstate or foreign commerce transport of "any woman or girl for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose". But the language was so broad that it was also applied to consensual sex between adults when wished.

In 1924, he was merely 14 years old when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1937, Irving was 27 years old when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1944, Irving was 34 years old when 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 1988, in the year of Irving Dankner's passing, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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Jul 24, 1893 - March 1973
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Jun 1, 1897 - October 1976
New York, NY
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Massapequa, NY
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Feb 14, 1924 - Jan 15, 1996
Cranbury, NJ
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Jan 9, 1897 - July 1982
Woodside, NY
Sam Dankner
Mar 9, 1911 - December 1983
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