Charles Capen

(1880 - 1974)

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Charles Capen
1880 - 1974
Born
September 11, 1880
Death
December 1974
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Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15243
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Charles Capen was born on September 11, 1880. He died in December 1974 at age 94. We know that Charles Capen had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15243.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Charles Capen passed away in December 1974 at 94 years of age. He was born on September 11, 1880. We have no information about Charles's family or relationships. We know that Charles Capen had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15243.

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In 1880, in the year that Charles Capen was born, on February 2nd the city of Wabash, Indiana became the third city in the world to be lit by electricity.

In 1895, he was only 15 years old when on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1946, when he was 66 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1962, Charles was 82 years old when on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

In 1974, in the year of Charles Capen's passing, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

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