Charles Davis (1889 - 1968)

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Charles Davis
1889 - 1968
updated February 06, 2019
Charles Davis was born on July 15, 1889. He died in January 1968 at 78 years of age. We know that Charles Davis had been residing in Zion, Lake County, Illinois.


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Charles Davis died in January 1968 at 78 years of age. He was born on July 15, 1889. There is no information about Charles's family or relationships. We know that Charles Davis had been residing in Zion, Lake County, Illinois.
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In 1889, in the year that Charles Davis was born, on February 22nd, President Cleveland signed a bill allowing North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington to become states. North and South Dakota became the 39th and 40th states on November 2nd, Montana became the 41st state on November 8th, and Washington became the 42nd state on November 11th.

In 1895, he was just 6 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 1902, he was just 13 years old when the first Rose Bowl game was played in Pasadena, California. Called the "Tournament East–West football game" at the time, the Michigan Wolverines (East) played the Stanford Indians (West) - the Wolverines won 49 - 0. (The Stanford captain requested an end to the game with 8 minutes remaining.) The Tournament of Roses Parade began in 1890 and the football game began as a way to boost tourism in the area.

In 1923, by the time he was 34 years old, Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

In 1968, in the year of Charles Davis's passing, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

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Other Charles Davises

Charles Robert Davis, Sr
Born: Mar 15, 1946
Charles Wesley Davis
Born: May 10, 1845
Charles Monroe Davis
Jan 8, 1910 - Jun 19, 1959
Charles William Davis
around 1858 - Nov 25, 1940
Charles William Davis
around 1918 - Jun 19, 1941
Charles William Davis
around 1898 - Dec 2, 1917
Charles Victor Davis
Died: Dec 12, 1942
Charles Trevor Davis
around 1921 - Mar 26, 1941
Charles Tom Davis
Died: Aug 21, 1915
Charles Thomas Davis
around 1881 - Oct 30, 1914
Charles Thomas Davis
around 1895 - Sep 24, 1940

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Alfred Davis
May 1, 1888 - May 1979
Chicago, Illinois
Jesse Davis
Jan 23, 1899 - Jan 17, 1991
Lee Davis
Aug 24, 1898 - October 1986
Chicago, Illinois
Henry Davis
Sep 8, 1889 - July 1964
Kathleen B Davis
Aug 18, 1917 - Mar 24, 2003
Springfield, MO
Malinda Davis
Jan 12, 1900 - July 1969
Oak Forest, Illinois
James Davis
Sep 14, 1892 - December 1963
Columbus, Georgia
Esther M Davis
Jan 2, 1912 - Jul 11, 1988
Huntley, IL
Charles Davis
Nov 29, 1910 - August 1981
Bremerton, Washington
Joseph Davis
Oct 13, 1915 - Dec 19, 1978
Charles Davis
Jan 23, 1899 - May 1966
Chicago, Illinois
Orion Davis
Jul 15, 1902 - April 1974
Dolton, Illinois
Georgia S Davis
Mar 26, 1919 - Aug 20, 2006
Algonquin, IL
Pearl Davis
Nov 10, 1883 - January 1972
Chicago, Illinois
Joseph Davis
Sep 1, 1908 - May 1986
Chicago, Illinois
Merritt Davis
Jun 10, 1887 - September 1972
Muddy, Illinois
Elsie v Davis
Dec 23, 1908 - Dec 16, 1998
Pinellas Park, FL
Hughey Davis
May 5, 1906 - January 1981
San Francisco, California
Warren Davis
May 27, 1884 - July 1949
Iola Davis
Feb 17, 1900 - November 1978
Los Angeles, California

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