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Charles Arthur Lay (1917 - 1941)

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Charles Arthur Lay
1917 - 1941
Born
c. 1917
Death
June 9, 1941
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Charles Arthur Lay was born c. 1917, and died at age 23 years old on June 9, 1941. Charles Lay was buried at Khayat Beach War Cemetery A. B. 9. in Israel And Palestine (including Gaza). Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Charles Arthur Lay.
Updated: September 30, 2013
Biography ID: 164400290

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Service number: vx41987 Rank: Lance Corporal Regiment: Australian Army Provost Corps Unit/ship/squadron: A.i.f. 7 Divisional Provost Coy.
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Charles Lay passed away at age 23 years old on June 9, 1941, and was buried at Khayat Beach War Cemetery A. B. 9. in Israel And Palestine (including Gaza). Charles Arthur Lay was born c. 1917. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Charles Arthur Lay.

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Charles Arthur Lay lived 47 years shorter than the average Lay family member when he died at the age of 24.
The average age of a Lay family member is 71.
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1917 - 1941 World Events

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In 1917, in the year that Charles Arthur Lay was born, it is believed that a worldwide influenza pandemic began in Asia. By 1920, it is estimated that 50 - 100 million died throughout the world (3 - 5% of the population). In the U.S. alone, 500,000 perished from what came to be called the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu.

In 1920, Charles was merely 3 years old when Italian born factory worker Nicola Sacco and fish peddler Bartolomeo Vanzetti were picked up by police on May 5th in connection with the April 15th murder and robbery of a guard and a paymaster at the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company in South Braintree, Mass. Although in later years they were thought to be innocent, they were anarchists and were convicted of the crime and put to death.

In 1926, when he was merely 9 years old, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1934, when he was 17 years old, on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1941, in the year of Charles Arthur Lay's passing, 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.

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