Charles Skaggs (1895 - 1970)

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Charles Skaggs
1895 - 1970
Born
February 18, 1895
Death
July 1970
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Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky 41230
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Charles Skaggs was born on February 18, 1895. He died in July 1970 at age 75. We know that Charles Skaggs had been residing in Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky 41230.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Charles Skaggs passed away in July 1970 at 75 years of age. He was born on February 18, 1895. We have no information about Charles's surviving family. We know that Charles Skaggs had been residing in Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky 41230.

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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 1918, Charles was 23 years old when on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

In 1933, at the age of 38 years old, Charles was alive when on March 4th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the 32nd President of the United States. He was elected four times (equaled by no other President) and guided the United States through the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and World War 2. His wife was his cousin Eleanor Roosevelt (Teddy Roosevelt's niece) who President Truman called "First Lady of the World". Some of the major programs that survive from his presidency are the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wagner Act (The National Labor Relations Act of 1935) , the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Social Security.

In 1967, he was 72 years old when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1970, in the year of Charles Skaggs's passing, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

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