Stanley Knapp (1890 - 1980)

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Stanley Knapp
1890 - 1980
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February 12, 1890
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December 1980
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Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15201
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Stanley Knapp was born on February 12, 1890. He died in December 1980 at age 90. We know that Stanley Knapp had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15201.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Stanley Knapp passed away in December 1980 at 90 years old. He was born on February 12, 1890. We are unaware of information about Stanley's family. We know that Stanley Knapp had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15201.

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In 1890, in the year that Stanley Knapp was born, on October 9th, in Satory, France, the first fixed-wing, steam powered aircraft flew. "Ader √Čole" flew, uncontrolled, for about 160 ft. at a height of just under 8 inches off the ground.

In 1941, he was 51 years old when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1959, by the time he was 69 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1970, he was 80 years old when on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

In 1980, in the year of Stanley Knapp's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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