Charles Rager (1897 - 1987)

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Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

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1897 - In the year that Charles Rager was born, on March 4th, William McKinley became the 25th President of the United States. He had beaten William Jennings Bryan in the 1896 election by 51% to 46.7% in the popular vote. Six months into his second term as President, McKinley was assassinated.

1946 - Charles was 49 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

1970 - When he was 73 years old, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

1975 - By the time he was 78 years old, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

1987 - In the year of Charles Rager's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Charles Rager passed away in June 1987 at 89 years old. There is no known cause of death for Charles. He was born on October 14, 1897. There is no information about Charles's family. We know that Charles Rager had been residing in Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.

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