Alma Evelyn Ashdale Smith (1904 - 1966)

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Alma Evelyn (Gray) Ashdale Smith
1904 - 1966
Born
1904
NSW Australia
Death
1966
Cant, Australia
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Cant, Australia
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Alma Evelyn Ashdale Smith was born in 1904 in New South Wales. She was born into the Gray family and married into the Ashdale Smith family. She was born to Gray Charles Percival Horace Cooperthwaite Gray and Polly Green Ashdale Smith. Alma died in 1966 in Cant, Australia at 62 years old.
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Alma Evelyn Ashdale Smith died in 1966 in Cant, Australia at age 62. She was born in 1904 in New South Wales. She was born to Gray Charles Percival Horace Cooperthwaite Gray and Polly Green Ashdale Smith.

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In 1904, in the year that Alma Evelyn Ashdale Smith was born, the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

In 1918, at the age of just 14 years old, Alma was alive when on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

In 1936, when she was 32 years old, 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 1956, at the age of 52 years old, Alma was alive when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1966, in the year of Alma Evelyn Ashdale Smith's passing, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

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