Charles Davis (1904 - 1983)

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Charles Davis
1904 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
Charles Davis was born on January 1, 1904. He died in December 1983 at 79 years old. We know that Charles Davis had been residing in Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois 61801.


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Charles Davis passed away in December 1983 at age 79. He was born on January 1, 1904. There is no information about Charles's family. We know that Charles Davis had been residing in Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois 61801.
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In 1904, in the year that Charles Davis was born, the Russo-Japanese war began. The Russian Empire and the Japanese Empire began fighting over the territories of Manchuria and Korea. Russia wanted a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean while Japan feared growing encroachment from Russia into Asia. So the Japan fleet launched a surprise attack on the Russian Navy and a one year war began. President Roosevelt of the United States brokered peace between the two nations. It was the first time in the modern era that an Asian power showed its dominance over a European power.

In 1921, Charles was 17 years old when the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

In 1941, he was 37 years old when on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1972, by the time he was 68 years old, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

In 1983, in the year of Charles Davis's passing, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

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Born: Mar 15, 1946
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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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Jesse Davis
Aug 24, 1917 - March 1987
Lorraine R Davis
Feb 2, 1920 - Jul 24, 2006
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Samuel L Davis
Oct 20, 1920 - Nov 14, 2006
Savoy, IL
Clifford H Davis
Aug 12, 1915 - May 1990
Hallie M Davis
Aug 21, 1910 - Dec 16, 1988
West Frankfort, IL
George D Davis
Oct 24, 1916 - Jul 28, 1996
Seattle, WA
Helen B Davis
Sep 23, 1920 - Oct 6, 2004
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Arville Davis
Jul 21, 1921 - May 1968
Herbert Davis
Feb 20, 1910 - Apr 4, 1989
Benton Harbor, MI
Isabelle G Davis
Feb 16, 1911 - Feb 24, 1998
Gassville, AR
William Davis
Nov 17, 1903 - May 1973
Leslie M Davis
Aug 18, 1917 - Jul 13, 1996
Doniphan, MO
Velma E Davis
Aug 27, 1918 - May 22, 2006
Wood River, IL
William Davis
May 12, 1916 - May 4, 1997
Flint, MI
Bernice A Davis
Jun 30, 1917 - Jan 8, 2004
Hartford, IL
Nellie v Davis
Feb 14, 1908 - May 20, 1993
Duncan, OK
Margaret A Davis
Oct 22, 1907 - Oct 5, 1990
Betty L Davis
Aug 26, 1921 - Apr 8, 1999
Hardy, AR
Mary Davis
Feb 10, 1909 - February 1978
Virginia, Illinois
Harold Davis
Aug 2, 1914 - November 1975
Springfield, Illinois

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Everett Wilson
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Dorothy Harris
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Ruby C Braden
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Virginia B Shamburg
Mar 28, 1920 - Sep 13, 1996
Hinsdale, IL
H Evon Bean
Oct 6, 1920 - Apr 22, 2000
Gilbertsville, KY
Jesse Davis
Aug 24, 1917 - March 1987
Marjorie Mccave
Nov 5, 1920 - April 1966
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Bona J Smith
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