Richard Knowels

(1897 - 1972)

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Richard Knowels
1897 - 1972
Born
August 15, 1897
Death
September 1972
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Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, Florida 33460
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Richard Knowels was born on August 15, 1897. He died in September 1972 at 75 years of age. We know that Richard Knowels had been residing in Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, Florida 33460.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Richard Knowels died in September 1972 at 75 years old. He was born on August 15, 1897. We have no information about Richard's family. We know that Richard Knowels had been residing in Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, Florida 33460.

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In 1897, in the year that Richard Knowels was born, on July 17th, the Klondike Gold Rush began when the first successful prospectors returned to Seattle after mining in the Yukon. They arrived on the ships Excelsior and Portland, bringing vast quantities of gold - over $32,000,000 in today's money - and everyone rushed to become rich in the Yukon.

In 1901, at the age of merely 4 years old, Richard was alive when Edward VII succeeded Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria of England had become Queen in 1837 and reigned until her death in 1901. Her 63 year reign was the longest in history prior to Elizabeth II who recently broke her record. The time during which she led the country was known as the Victorian era and she presided over great changes in the United Kingdom, including the expansion of the British Empire and the Industrial Revolution.

In 1934, when he was 37 years old, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1952, Richard was 55 years old when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1972, in the year of Richard Knowels'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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