Christopher Jame Drake

(1890 - 1959)

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Christopher Jame Drake
1890 - 1959
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1890
Death
1959
Park, Australia
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Park, Australia
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Christopher Jame Drake was born in 1890. He was born to Christopher Drake and Annie Chusehman Drake. He died in 1959 in Park, Australia at age 69.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Christopher Jame Drake passed away in 1959 in Park, Australia at age 69. He was born in 1890. He was born to Christopher Drake and Annie Chusehman Drake.

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In 1890, in the year that Christopher Jame Drake was born, 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 1915, at the age of 25 years old, Christopher was alive when the Superior Court in Fulton County Georgia accepted the charter for the establishment of the new Ku Klux Klan, succeeding the Klan that flourished in the South in the late 1800's. This iteration of the Klan adopted white clothing and used many of the code words from the first Klan, adding cross burnings and mass marches in an attempt to intimidate others.

In 1929, when he was 39 years old, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1942, at the age of 52 years old, Christopher was alive when on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

In 1959, in the year of Christopher Jame Drake's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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