Charles Wilson (1904 - 1975)

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Charles Wilson
1904 - 1975
Born
June 28, 1904
Death
July 1975
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511
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Charles Wilson was born on June 28, 1904. He died in July 1975 at age 71. We know that Charles Wilson had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Charles Wilson died in July 1975 at age 71. He was born on June 28, 1904. We are unaware of information about Charles's family or relationships. We know that Charles Wilson had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.

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In 1904, in the year that Charles Wilson was born, the Russo-Japanese war began. The Russian Empire and the Japanese Empire began fighting over the territories of Manchuria and Korea. Russia wanted a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean while Japan feared growing encroachment from Russia into Asia. So the Japan fleet launched a surprise attack on the Russian Navy and a one year war began. President Roosevelt of the United States brokered peace between the two nations. It was the first time in the modern era that an Asian power showed its dominance over a European power.

In 1915, at the age of only 11 years old, Charles was alive when in May, the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo. The Lusitania was a British passenger ship that was sailing from New York to Liverpool England. She sank in 18 minutes - 1,198 died and 761 survived. While travelers were the main casualty - and commodity - the Lusitania did carry wartime weapons. "Remember the Lusitania" became the rallying cry of World War 1.

In 1925, he was 21 years old when 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 1946, Charles was 42 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1975, in the year of Charles Wilson's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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