Charles Chatham (1895 - 1972)

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Charles Chatham
1895 - 1972
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April 30, 1895
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June 1972
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16501
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Charles Chatham was born on April 30, 1895. He died in June 1972 at 77 years old. We know that Charles Chatham had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16501.
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Charles Chatham died in June 1972 at 77 years of age. He was born on April 30, 1895. There is no information about Charles's surviving family. We know that Charles Chatham had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16501.

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In 1895, in the year that Charles Chatham was born, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1918, Charles was 23 years old when federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

In 1934, Charles was 39 years old when 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 1945, when he was 50 years old, on April 12th, President Roosevelt died of natural causes and Harry S. Truman, his Vice-President, became the 33rd President of the United States.

In 1972, in the year of Charles Chatham's passing, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

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