Charles Skaggs (1883 - 1978)

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Charles Skaggs
1883 - 1978
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July 17, 1883
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August 1978
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Cleghorn, Cherokee County, Iowa 51014
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Charles Skaggs was born on July 17, 1883. He died in August 1978 at 95 years old. We know that Charles Skaggs had been residing in Cleghorn, Cherokee County, Iowa 51014.
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Charles Skaggs died in August 1978 at 95 years of age. He was born on July 17, 1883. We have no information about Charles's family or relationships. We know that Charles Skaggs had been residing in Cleghorn, Cherokee County, Iowa 51014.

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In 1883, in the year that Charles Skaggs was born, on February 28th, in Boston MA, the first vaudeville theater was opened by Benjamin Franklin Keith.

In 1899, by the time he was 16 years old, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1905, when he was 22 years old, the Niagara Falls conference was held in Fort Erie, Ontario. Led by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter, a group of African-American men met in opposition to racial segregation and disenfranchisement. Booker T. Washington had been calling for policies of accommodation and conciliation and these two men, along with the others who attended the conference, felt that this was accomplishing nothing. The group was the precursor to the NAACP.

In 1947, when he was 64 years old, on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1978, in the year of Charles Skaggs's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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