Charles Drew (1861 - 1928)

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Charles Drew
1861 - 1928
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1861
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1928
Beaufort, Australia
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Beaufort, Australia
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Charles Drew was born in 1861. He was born to Drew William Drew and Mary Petch Drew. He died in 1928 in Beaufort, Australia at age 67.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Charles Drew passed away in 1928 in Beaufort, Australia at 67 years of age. He was born in 1861. He was born to Drew William Drew and Mary Petch Drew.

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In 1861, in the year that Charles Drew was born, on January 9th, Mississippi became the second state to secede from the Union. Within the same month, 5 more states seceded - Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Texas, and Louisiana - and Jefferson Davis, age 52, resigned as a U.S. Senator.

In 1884, Charles was 23 years old when on December 6th, the Washington Monument was completed. Building began in 1848 but was stopped because of lack of funds and also due to the Civil War. It would be dedicated in 1885. At the time of its completion, it was the tallest structure in the world.

In 1898, when he was 37 years old, magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

In 1901, at the age of 40 years old, Charles was alive when John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan created U.S. Steel. J.P. Morgan was an American banker and financier who dominated U.S. business at this time. He had previously overseen the creation of General Electric, as well as International Harvester and AT&T. He has been referred to as America's greatest banker. U.S. Steel was the first billion dollar company in the world, worth $1.4 billion in 1901.

In 1928, in the year of Charles Drew's passing, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

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