Charles Greer (1904 - 1984)

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Charles E Greer
1904 - 1984
June 26, 1904
September 1984
Last Known Residence
Davenport, Scott County, Iowa 52802
Charles E Greer of Davenport, Scott County, Iowa was born on June 26, 1904, and died at age 80 years old in September 1984.
Updated: November 18, 2015
Biography ID: 461912

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Charles Greer passed away at age 80 years old in September 1984. Charles E Greer of Davenport, Scott County, Iowa was born on June 26, 1904.

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Charles Greer lived 9 years longer than the average Greer family member when he died at the age of 80.
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In 1904, in the year that Charles Greer was born, the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1929, he was 25 years old when on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

In 1942, at the age of 38 years old, Charles was alive when on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

In 1954, Charles was 50 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1984, in the year of Charles Greer's passing, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

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