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Charles Skaggs (1905 - 1983)

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Charles Skaggs
1905 - 1983
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March 19, 1905
Death
February 1983
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Belva, Nicholas County, West Virginia 26656
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Charles Skaggs was born on March 19, 1905. He died in February 1983 at 77 years of age. We know that Charles Skaggs had been residing in Belva, Nicholas County, West Virginia 26656.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Charles Skaggs passed away in February 1983 at age 77. He was born on March 19, 1905. We have no information about Charles' immediate family. We know that Charles Skaggs had been residing in Belva, Nicholas County, West Virginia 26656.
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In 1905, in the year that Charles Skaggs was born, the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1923, by the time he was 18 years old, on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

In 1947, by the time he was 42 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 1966, at the age of 61 years old, Charles was alive when on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1983, in the year of Charles Skaggs's passing, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

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