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Charles Skaggs (1901 - 1995)

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Charles Skaggs
1901 - 1995
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July 25, 1901
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January 5, 1995
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Flatwoods, Greenup County, Kentucky 41139
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Charles Skaggs was born on July 25, 1901. He died on January 5, 1995 at 93 years old. We know that Charles Skaggs had been residing in Flatwoods, Greenup County, Kentucky 41139.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Charles Skaggs died on January 5, 1995 at 93 years old. He was born on July 25, 1901. We have no information about Charles' family or relationships. We know that Charles Skaggs had been residing in Flatwoods, Greenup County, Kentucky 41139.
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In 1901, in the year that Charles Skaggs was born, Teddy Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States. TR, as he was known, had been Vice-President for 6 months when President William McKinley was assassinated. At age 42, he became the youngest President to serve although John Kennedy, at age 43, was the youngest President elected. He was a popular progressive and was elected to a second term in 1904 as a Republican, winning 56.4% of the popular vote and 336 electoral votes.

In 1927, by the time he was 26 years old, 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1959, Charles was 58 years old when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1973, Charles was 72 years old when on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

In 1995, in the year of Charles Skaggs's passing, on May 19th, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil - before 9/11 - took place in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown - killing 68 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying one-third of the building. The most disturbing images were of children - a daycare center was hit by the bomb. The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism ever, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier were convicted of the bombing.

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