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Charles Novella (1889 - 1973)

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Charles Novella
1889 - 1973
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December 3, 1889
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February 1973
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Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana 47807
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Charles Novella was born on December 3, 1889. He died in February 1973 at age 83. We know that Charles Novella had been residing in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana 47807.
Updated: October 8, 2011
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Charles Novella died in February 1973 at 83 years of age. He was born on December 3, 1889. We are unaware of information about Charles' surviving family. We know that Charles Novella had been residing in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana 47807.
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1889 - 1973 World Events

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In 1889, in the year that Charles Novella was born, on February 22nd, President Cleveland signed a bill allowing North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington to become states. North and South Dakota became the 39th and 40th states on November 2nd, Montana became the 41st state on November 8th, and Washington became the 42nd state on November 11th.

In 1910, he was 21 years old when the Mexican revolution began. Dictator Porfirio Díaz had ruled for 35 years and was nationally unpopular. When elections were held in 1910 and a rigged election kept Diaz in office. The uprising began - and lasted for another 10 years.

In 1942, by the time he was 53 years old, 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 1959, when he was 70 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1973, in the year of Charles Novella's passing, on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

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