Charles Skaggs (1881 - 1973)

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Charles Skaggs
1881 - 1973
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September 27, 1881
Death
July 1973
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Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri 64836
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Charles Skaggs was born on September 27, 1881. He died in July 1973 at 91 years of age. We know that Charles Skaggs had been residing in Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri 64836.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Charles Skaggs died in July 1973 at age 91. He was born on September 27, 1881. We are unaware of information about Charles's family. We know that Charles Skaggs had been residing in Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri 64836.

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In 1881, in the year that Charles Skaggs was born, on April 28th, Billy the Kid escaped from the Lincoln County Jail in New Mexico. He killed James Bell and Robert Ollinger in the escape and then stole a horse and rode out of town. On July 14th, Pat Garrett shot and killed Billy the Kid in Billy's friend's home near Fort Sumner, New Mexico.

In 1911, at the age of 30 years old, Charles was alive when British physicist Ernest Rutherford (born in New Zealand), along with German physicist Hans Geiger, discovered the structure of an atom. He found that atoms had nuclei (a nucleus) and were circled by electrons, much as planets orbit the sun.

In 1928, he was 47 years old when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1965, when he was 84 years old, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

In 1973, in the year of Charles Skaggs's passing, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

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