Charles Skaggs (1925 - 1983)

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Charles Skaggs
1925 - 1983
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October 4, 1925
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May 1983
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Bonne Terre, Saint Francois County, Missouri 63628
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Charles Skaggs was born on October 4, 1925. He died in May 1983 at 57 years old. We know that Charles Skaggs had been residing in Bonne Terre, Saint Francois County, Missouri 63628.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Charles Skaggs died in May 1983 at age 57. He was born on October 4, 1925. There is no information about Charles's family. We know that Charles Skaggs had been residing in Bonne Terre, Saint Francois County, Missouri 63628.

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In 1925, in the year that Charles Skaggs was born, on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1949, he was 24 years old when on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1955, by the time he was 30 years old, on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1963, at the age of 38 years old, Charles was alive when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

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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