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Charles William Wood (1893 - 1914)

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Charles William Wood
1893 - 1914
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c. 1893
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September 22, 1914
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Charles William Wood was born c. 1893. He died on September 22, 1914 at age 21.
Updated: October 1, 2013
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Service number: j/11863 Rank: Able Seaman Regiment: Royal Navy Unit/ship/squadron: h.m.s. aboukir.
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Charles William Wood passed away on September 22, 1914 at age 21. He was buried in Chatham Naval Memorial 3., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1893. There is no information about Charles' family or relationships.
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In 1893, in the year that Charles William Wood was born, on March 4th, Grover Cleveland became the 24th President of the United States. On July 1st, President Cleveland was operated on for a non-cancerous tumor in his mouth. He chose to have the operation secretly because he didn't want to worsen the financial depression that was occurring at the time.

In 1900, when he was just 7 years old, the German physicist Max Planck formulated an energy theory, postulating the existence of "quanta," which lays the groundwork for the quantum theory of modern physics. In December, he introduced a paper on the Planck postulate which stated that E=hv - the energy of a photon is proportional to its frequency times a constant. Planck won a Nobel Prize in 1918 for his work in theoretical Physics.

In 1909, he was 16 years old when Polish physician and medical researcher Paul Ehrlich found a cure for syphilis, which was a prevalent (but undiscussed) disease. He found that an arsenic compound completely cured syphilis within 3 weeks.

In 1914, in the year of Charles William Wood's passing, in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

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