Charles G Drew (1918 - 1989)

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Charles G Drew
1918 - 1989
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October 14, 1918
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July 15, 1989
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Charles G Drew was born on October 14, 1918. He died on July 15, 1989 at 70 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Hampton National Cemetery Section A H Site 3844A Cemetery Road At Marshall Avenue, in Hampton, Virginia 23669
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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: T/5
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Charles G Drew died on July 15, 1989 at age 70. He was buried in Hampton National Cemetery Section A H Site 3844A, Hampton, Virginia. He was born on October 14, 1918. We are unaware of information about Charles's family or relationships.

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In 1918, in the year that Charles G Drew was born, on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

In 1921, at the age of merely 3 years old, Charles was alive when in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1934, Charles was 16 years old when on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1977, he was 59 years old when on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

In 1989, in the year of Charles G Drew's passing, on November 9th, the Berlin Wall fell. The Wall was built by the East Germans to keep East Berliners from escaping into West Berlin, separating families and friends. When the head of the East German Communist Party announced that day that East Berliners could cross whenever they pleased, happy crowds surged across the border. People brought tools and took parts of the hated wall.

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