Archie Smith (1899 - 1977)

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Archie Smith
1899 - 1977
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June 25, 1899
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June 1977
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Springfield, Windsor County, Vermont 05156
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Archie Smith was born on June 25, 1899. He died in June 1977 at 77 years of age. We know that Archie Smith had been residing in Springfield, Windsor County, Vermont 05156.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Archie Smith died in June 1977 at 77 years old. He was born on June 25, 1899. There is no information about Archie's family. We know that Archie Smith had been residing in Springfield, Windsor County, Vermont 05156.

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In 1899, in the year that Archie Smith was born, on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

In 1906, by the time he was only 7 years old, author Upton Sinclair exposed the public-health threat of the meat-packing industry in his book The Jungle. While his intent was to show the lives of exploited lives of immigrants in Chicago and other industrialized cities, most people were horrified by how the meat that ended up on their tables was handled. There was such an outcry that legislation was passed to regulate meat packing. Sinclair said " "I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach."

In 1914, he was only 15 years old when in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1966, he was 67 years old when 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.

In 1977, in the year of Archie Smith's passing, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

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