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Arthur Smith (1914 - 1986)

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Arthur Smith
1914 - 1986
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October 12, 1914
Death
November 1986
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Florida 32077
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Arthur Smith was born on October 12, 1914. He died in November 1986 at 72 years of age. We know that Arthur Smith had been residing in Florida 32077.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Arthur Smith died in November 1986 at 72 years old. He was born on October 12, 1914. We are unaware of information about Arthur's family. We know that Arthur Smith had been residing in Florida 32077.
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In 1914, in the year that Arthur Smith was born, in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

In 1937, at the age of 23 years old, Arthur was alive when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1944, when he was 30 years old, on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1973, at the age of 59 years old, Arthur was alive when on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

In 1986, in the year of Arthur Smith's passing, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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