Gray Charles Percival Horace Cooperthwaite Gray (1878 - 1934)

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Charles Charles Percival Horace Coooperthwaite Gray
1878 - 1934
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1878
NSW Australia
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1934
Bulli, NSW Australia
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Bulli, NSW Australia
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Gray Charles Percival Horace Cooperthwaite Gray was born in 1878 in New South Wales. According to his family tree, Charles was father to 1 child. He married Polly Green, and they gave birth to Alma Evelyn Ashdale Smith. He died in 1934 in Bulli, NSW Australia at 56 years of age.
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Gray Charles Percival Horace Cooperthwaite Gray, father to 1 child, died in 1934 in Bulli, NSW Australia at 56 years old. He was born in 1878 in New South Wales. According to his family tree, he married Polly Green, and they gave birth to Alma Evelyn Ashdale Smith.

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In 1878, in the year that Gray Charles Percival Horace Cooperthwaite Gray was born, on June 15th, photographer Eadweard Muybridge - at the request of Leland Stanford - produced the first sequence of stop-motion still photographs. Stanford contended that a galloping horse had all four feet off the ground. Only photos of a horse at a gallop would settle the question and, using 12 cameras and a series of photos, Muybridge settled the question: Stanford was right. Muybridge's use of several cameras and stills led to motion pictures.

In 1905, by the time he was 27 years old, the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1914, he was 36 years old when President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Anna Jarvis had championed a Mother's Day for years but Congress had joked a few years earlier that then they would have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day" as well. The President who championed a woman's right to vote also created a day in their honor.

In 1926, at the age of 48 years old, Charles was alive when 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 1934, in the year of Gray Charles Percival Horace Cooperthwaite Gray's passing, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

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