Charles Spirk (1878 - 1978)

Charles Spirk
1878 - 1978
updated February 06, 2019
Charles Spirk was born on February 17, 1878. He died in March 1978 at age 100. We know that Charles Spirk had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98104.

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Charles Spirk passed away in March 1978 at age 100. He was born on February 17, 1878. There is no information about Charles's family or relationships. We know that Charles Spirk had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98104.
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In 1878, in the year that Charles Spirk was born, on June 15th, photographer Eadweard Muybridge - at the request of Leland Stanford - produced the first sequence of stop-motion still photographs. Stanford contended that a galloping horse had all four feet off the ground. Only photos of a horse at a gallop would settle the question and, using 12 cameras and a series of photos, Muybridge settled the question: Stanford was right. Muybridge's use of several cameras and stills led to motion pictures.

In 1890, Charles was just 12 years old when on October 9th, in Satory, France, the first fixed-wing, steam powered aircraft flew. "Ader √Čole" flew, uncontrolled, for about 160 ft. at a height of just under 8 inches off the ground.

In 1935, he was 57 years old when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1958, Charles was 80 years old when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1978, in the year of Charles Spirk's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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