Bessie Smith (1913 - 1976)

Bessie Smith
1913 - 1976
updated February 06, 2019
Bessie Smith was born on June 5, 1913. She died in July 1976 at age 63. We know that Bessie Smith had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33179.
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Bessie Smith passed away in July 1976 at 63 years old. She was born on June 5, 1913. There is no information about Bessie's family or relationships. We know that Bessie Smith had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33179.
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In 1913, in the year that Bessie Smith was born, the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

In 1927, by the time she was only 14 years old, 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1946, Bessie was 33 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1968, when she was 55 years old, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1976, in the year of Bessie Smith's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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Nov 3, 1892 - July 1982
Jan 13, 1910 - July 1981
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Jan 19, 1956 - November 1981
Aug 5, 1905 - Oct 7, 1988
Jun 30, 1954 - Sep 16, 1994
Aug 31, 1904 - May 1970
Feb 1, 1921 - May 1977
Jul 25, 1921 - Dec 5, 2003
Jun 14, 1922 - Apr 12, 2003
Feb 1, 1918 - Sep 1, 1991
May 11, 1913 - February 1982
May 8, 1894 - March 1986
Aug 12, 1890 - October 1964
Jan 30, 1923 - Jul 18, 1990
Apr 1, 1922 - Jan 9, 2011
Mar 8, 1903 - Sep 11, 1994
Sep 23, 1921 - Sep 27, 2000
Apr 10, 1917 - Apr 19, 1999
Sep 18, 1913 - Nov 1, 2002
Jun 30, 1911 - June 1967
Jul 3, 1917 - October 1986
Dec 8, 1902 - March 1970

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Jun 23, 1924 - Feb 20, 1998
Jul 26, 1902 - January 1976
Nov 11, 1913 - Oct 11, 1989
Aug 4, 1912 - February 1981
Jan 2, 1919 - Sep 15, 1999
Aug 11, 1919 - Sep 26, 2000
Sep 16, 1884 - November 1985
Aug 29, 1952 - Apr 28, 1994
Mar 13, 1909 - July 1993
Dec 13, 1921 - Jan 30, 1994
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Apr 12, 1905 - July 1982
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