Charles Skaggs (1895 - 1966)

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Charles Skaggs
1895 - 1966
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December 28, 1895
Death
August 1966
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Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas 78028
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Charles Skaggs was born on December 28, 1895. He died in August 1966 at 70 years of age. We know that Charles Skaggs had been residing in Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas 78028.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Charles Skaggs died in August 1966 at 70 years of age. He was born on December 28, 1895. We are unaware of information about Charles's family or relationships. We know that Charles Skaggs had been residing in Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas 78028.

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In 1895, in the year that Charles Skaggs was born, on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1905, he was merely 10 years old when the German born physicist, Albert Einstein, proposed the Special Theory of Relativity: 1) that observers can never detect uniform motion except relative to other objects and that 2) unlike the velocity of massive objects, the speed of light is a constant and is the same for all observers independent of their constant velocity toward or away from the light source. Not such simple concepts that lead to the equation everyone now knows: E = mc2.

In 1914, by the time he was 19 years old, in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

In 1959, Charles was 64 years old when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1966, in the year of Charles Skaggs's passing, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

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