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Shirley R Charles (1936 - 1989)

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Shirley R Charles
1936 - 1989
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March 1, 1936
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December 1989
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Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina 28403
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Shirley R Charles was born on March 1, 1936. She died in December 1989 at 53 years old. We know that Shirley R Charles had been residing in Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina 28403.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Shirley R Charles passed away in December 1989 at 53 years old. She was born on March 1, 1936. We have no information about Shirley's surviving family. We know that Shirley R Charles had been residing in Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina 28403.
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In 1936, in the year that Shirley R Charles was born, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1943, Shirley was merely 7 years old when on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

In 1962, at the age of 26 years old, Shirley was alive when lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

In 1972, she was 36 years old when on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

In 1989, in the year of Shirley R Charles's passing, on November 9th, the Berlin Wall fell. The Wall was built by the East Germans to keep East Berliners from escaping into West Berlin, separating families and friends. When the head of the East German Communist Party announced that day that East Berliners could cross whenever they pleased, happy crowds surged across the border. People brought tools and took parts of the hated wall.

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