Charles A Petersen (1911 - 2006)

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Charles A Petersen
1911 - 2006
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July 22, 1911
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June 14, 2006
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Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York 12302
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Charles A Petersen was born on July 22, 1911. He died on June 14, 2006 at age 94. We know that Charles A Petersen had been residing in Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York 12302.
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Charles A Petersen passed away on June 14, 2006 at 94 years of age. He was born on July 22, 1911. We are unaware of information about Charles's family. We know that Charles A Petersen had been residing in Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York 12302.

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In 1911, in the year that Charles A Petersen was born, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, along with four fellow Norwegian explorers. After hearing that Peary had beaten him to the North Pole, Amundsen decided to tackle the South Pole. On December 14th, he succeeded.

In 1934, by the time he was 23 years old, on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1962, Charles was 51 years old when 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 1982, he was 71 years old when on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

In 1994, by the time he was 83 years old, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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