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Lee Kresse (1916 - 1987)

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Lee Kresse
1916 - 1987
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February 18, 1916
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March 1987
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Lockport, Niagara County, New York 14094
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Lee Kresse was born on February 18, 1916. He died in March 1987 at 71 years old. We know that Lee Kresse had been residing in Lockport, Niagara County, New York 14094.
Updated: October 5, 2011
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Lee Kresse died in March 1987 at 71 years of age. He was born on February 18, 1916. We have no information about Lee's family or relationships. We know that Lee Kresse had been residing in Lockport, Niagara County, New York 14094.
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In 1916, in the year that Lee Kresse was born, the U.S. National Park Service - part of the Department of the Interior - was created by an act of Congress in August. The Park Service was charged with the dual role of "preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment". The resources managed by the National Park Service have often been referred to as the "crown jewels" of the United States.

In 1925, by the time he was just 9 years old, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1931, Lee was just 15 years old when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1962, by the time he was 46 years old, on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1987, in the year of Lee Kresse's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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