Charles R Graves (1947 - 1999)

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Charles R Graves
1947 - 1999
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May 24, 1947
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February 15, 1999
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Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi 39401
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Charles R Graves was born on May 24, 1947. He died on February 15, 1999 at 51 years of age. We know that Charles R Graves had been residing in Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi 39401.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Charles R Graves died on February 15, 1999 at age 51. He was born on May 24, 1947. We have no information about Charles's family or relationships. We know that Charles R Graves had been residing in Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi 39401.

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In 1947, in the year that Charles R Graves was born, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1966, when he was 19 years old, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1975, he was 28 years old when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1988, when he was 41 years old, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

In 1992, by the time he was 45 years old, on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

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