Charles William Skaggs (1926 - 2009)

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Charles William Skaggs
1926 - 2009
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October 14, 1926
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July 7, 2009
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Danville, Contra Costa County, California 94526
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Charles William Skaggs was born on October 14, 1926. He died on July 7, 2009 at 82 years of age. We know that Charles William Skaggs had been residing in Danville, Contra Costa County, California 94526.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Charles William Skaggs died on July 7, 2009 at age 82. He was born on October 14, 1926. There is no information about Charles's family. We know that Charles William Skaggs had been residing in Danville, Contra Costa County, California 94526.

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In 1926, in the year that Charles William Skaggs was born, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1945, when he was 19 years old, on April 12th, Harry S. Truman sworn in as President of the United States at 7p in Washington, D.C. His first term lasted 3 years and 283 days - then he ran for re-election.

In 1951, he was 25 years old when on February 27th, the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution (which limited the number of terms a president may serve to two) was ratified by 36 states, making it a part of the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment was both a reaction to the 4 term Roosevelt presidency and also the recognition of a long-standing tradition in American politics.

In 1975, at the age of 49 years old, Charles was alive when on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

In 1993, when he was 67 years old, on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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