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Charles Kight (1899 - 1974)

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Charles Kight
1899 - 1974
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December 28, 1899
Death
December 1974
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Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa 52501
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Charles Kight was born on December 28, 1899. He died in December 1974 at 74 years old. We know that Charles Kight had been residing in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa 52501.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Charles Kight died in December 1974 at age 74. He was born on December 28, 1899. There is no information about Charles' surviving family. We know that Charles Kight had been residing in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa 52501.
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In 1899, in the year that Charles Kight was born, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1918, by the time he was 19 years old, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

In 1933, when he was 34 years old, Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

In 1953, when he was 54 years old, on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1974, in the year of Charles Kight's passing, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

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