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Arthur Thomas Snell (1914 - 2011)

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Arthur Thomas Snell
1914 - 2011
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August 26, 1914
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August 17, 2011
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San Francisco, San Francisco County, California 94132
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Arthur Thomas Snell was born on August 26, 1914. He died on August 17, 2011 at 96 years old. We know that Arthur Thomas Snell had been residing in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California 94132.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Arthur Thomas Snell passed away on August 17, 2011 at 96 years of age. He was born on August 26, 1914. We are unaware of information about Arthur's surviving family. We know that Arthur Thomas Snell had been residing in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California 94132.
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In 1914, in the year that Arthur Thomas Snell was born, 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 1933, when he was 19 years old, on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1954, at the age of 40 years old, Arthur was alive when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1967, by the time he was 53 years old, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1998, by the time he was 84 years old, on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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