Charles Clarke (born 1880)

Charles Clarke
1880 - ? (edit)
updated February 06, 2019
Charles Clarke was born in 1880.

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In 1880, in the year that Charles Clarke was born, on August 14th Cologne Cathedral, in Germany, was finally completed. Construction began in 1248, was halted in 1473, and then begun again in the 1800's - completed after 632 years.

In 1915, in May, the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo. The Lusitania was a British passenger ship that was sailing from New York to Liverpool England. She sank in 18 minutes - 1,198 died and 761 survived. While travelers were the main casualty - and commodity - the Lusitania did carry wartime weapons. "Remember the Lusitania" became the rallying cry of World War 1.

In 1927, 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1938, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1980, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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Other Charles Clarkes

Jan 23, 1984 - Unknown
around 1893 - Aug 8, 1915
around 1888 - Sep 22, 1918
Unknown - Nov 1, 1914
around 1895 - Nov 13, 1916
around 1911 - May 13, 1943
around 1916 - Feb 13, 1942
around 1879 - Jun 25, 1918
around 1891 - Mar 28, 1918
Unknown - Oct 23, 1942
Unknown - Mar 31, 1917
around 1893 - Nov 7, 1914
Unknown - Dec 19, 1941
around 1918 - Oct 27, 1942
around 1882 - Aug 15, 1915
around 1914 - Aug 5, 1942
around 1892 - Mar 25, 1918
around 1885 - Feb 4, 1919
around 1918 - May 1, 1943
around 1891 - Feb 23, 1917

Other Clarkes

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Dec 8, 1888 - Unknown
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Mar 17, 1947 - Unknown
Mar 9, 1906 - Unknown
Sep 20, 1891 - Unknown
around Mar 21, 2004 - Unknown
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May 1, 1781 - Oct 7, 1828
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Jan 21, 1838 - Unknown
Mar 2, 1891 - Unknown
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Mar 28, 1909 - 1922
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Dec 19, 1874 - Unknown
Sep 23, 1869 - Unknown
Oct 2, 1843 - Unknown
Jul 4, 1838 - Unknown
Mar 30, 1855 - Unknown
May 19, 1897 - Unknown
Jul 2, 1865 - Feb 10, 1946
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