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Charles L Drew (1914 - 1989)

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Charles L Drew
1914 - 1989
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March 28, 1914
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February 15, 1989
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Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington 98372
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Charles L Drew was born on March 28, 1914. He died on February 15, 1989 at 74 years of age. We know that Charles L Drew had been residing in Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington 98372.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Charles L Drew passed away on February 15, 1989 at age 74. He was born on March 28, 1914. There is no information about Charles' family or relationships. We know that Charles L Drew had been residing in Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington 98372.
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In 1914, in the year that Charles L Drew was born, in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1933, when he was 19 years old, on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1942, by the time he was 28 years old, on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1974, at the age of 60 years old, Charles was alive when on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

In 1989, in the year of Charles L Drew's passing, on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

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