Charles Willis Skaggs (1931 - 2010)

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Charles Willis Skaggs
1931 - 2010
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July 4, 1931
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July 29, 2010
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Silva, Wayne County, Missouri 63964
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Charles Willis Skaggs was born on July 4, 1931. He died on July 29, 2010 at 79 years of age. We know that Charles Willis Skaggs had been residing in Silva, Wayne County, Missouri 63964.
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Charles Willis Skaggs died on July 29, 2010 at 79 years old. He was born on July 4, 1931. There is no information about Charles's family. We know that Charles Willis Skaggs had been residing in Silva, Wayne County, Missouri 63964.

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In 1931, in the year that Charles Willis Skaggs was born, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1951, Charles was 20 years old when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1969, when he was 38 years old, on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

In 1983, at the age of 52 years old, Charles was alive when physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

In 1995, Charles was 64 years old when on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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