Charles Davis (1905 - 1975)

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Charles Davis
1905 - 1975
updated February 06, 2019
Charles Davis was born on July 30, 1905. He died in February 1975 at 69 years old. We know that Charles Davis had been residing in East Saint Louis, Saint Clair County, Illinois.


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Charles Davis died in February 1975 at 69 years old. He was born on July 30, 1905. There is no information about Charles's family or relationships. We know that Charles Davis had been residing in East Saint Louis, Saint Clair County, Illinois.
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In 1905, in the year that Charles Davis was born, federal spending was $0.57 billion, unemployment was 4.3%, and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. Current U.S. government spending is $4.268 trillion.

In 1910, by the time he was only 5 years old, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. U.S. publisher W.D. Boyce was visiting England when he became lost in the London fog. An unknown Boy Scout helped him find his way out, declining a tip (he said that he was a Boy Scout and was doing his good deed for the day). Boyce was so impressed that he incorporated the Boy Scouts of America when he returned home. Its purpose was "to teach boys patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred values."

In 1938, Charles was 33 years old when 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 1952, when he was 47 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1975, in the year of Charles Davis's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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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

Other Davises

Fred Davis
Jan 6, 1896 - October 1971
East Saint Louis, Illinois
Argie Davis
Jan 18, 1896 - April 1985
East Saint Louis, Illinois
Robert Davis
Feb 28, 1889 - May 1968
East Saint Louis, Illinois
Henry Davis
Mar 31, 1910 - May 1973
Belleville, Illinois
Vance Davis
Aug 22, 1897 - May 1966
East Saint Louis, Illinois
Fred Davis
Nov 22, 1905 - September 1975
East Saint Louis, Illinois
C Davis
Sep 17, 1897 - May 1968
O'Fallon, Illinois
Otto Davis
Sep 28, 1893 - May 1963
Oscar Davis
Dec 21, 1902 - July 1987
Decatur, Illinois
Nelson E Davis
Feb 6, 1918 - Dec 8, 1995
Deridder, LA
Harold Davis
Oct 28, 1905 - May 1974
Springfield, Illinois
Edward W Davis
May 9, 1916 - Aug 3, 2000
Gibson City, IL
Margaret B Davis
Oct 11, 1918 - Aug 4, 2003
Charlotte, NC
Leslie H Davis
Nov 25, 1921 - Feb 4, 2003
Sebring, FL
Beatrice G Davis
May 11, 1920 - Apr 12, 1988
San Diego, CA
Ernest Davis
Nov 8, 1892 - March 1979
Waterloo, Illinois
Wilbur W Davis
Mar 9, 1919 - Jan 23, 2003
Edwardsville, IL
Jesse Davis
Aug 30, 1923 - December 1985
Brighton, Illinois
Marian L Davis
Nov 25, 1910 - Nov 9, 2001
East Saint Louis, IL
Monroe Davis
Oct 21, 1920 - Jun 6, 1985
Lovejoy, IL

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Aug 27, 1899 - January 1981
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William D Edwards
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