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Charles B Gillison (1906 - 1994)

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Charles B Gillison
1906 - 1994
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August 24, 1906
Death
February 2, 1994
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West Union, Oconee County, South Carolina 29696
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Charles B Gillison was born on August 24, 1906. He died on February 2, 1994 at 87 years old. We know that Charles B Gillison had been residing in West Union, Oconee County, South Carolina 29696.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Charles B Gillison died on February 2, 1994 at 87 years old. He was born on August 24, 1906. We are unaware of information about Charles' family. We know that Charles B Gillison had been residing in West Union, Oconee County, South Carolina 29696.
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In 1906, in the year that Charles B Gillison was born, English biochemist Frederick Hopkins concluded that vitamins are essential to the human body and that a lack of vitamins caused scurvy and rickets. Scurvy and rickets were both huge problems in sailors that were at sea for extended time and the addition of vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium in their diets helped eradicate the problem.

In 1918, by the time he was merely 12 years old, on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

In 1925, he was 19 years old when on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1966, Charles was 60 years old when on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1994, in the year of Charles B Gillison's passing, 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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