Burney Smith (1908 - 1987)

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New York, New York County, New York

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1908 - In the year that Burney Smith was born, President Theodore Roosevelt held the White House Conservation Conference, which lead to the establishment of the National Conservation Commission. Preparing the first inventory of the United State's natural resources, the commission was divided into four parts: water, forests, lands, and minerals.

1945 - By the time this person was 37 years old, on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

1946 - When this person was 38 years old, 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.

1970 - By the time this person was 62 years old, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

1987 - In the year of Burney Smith's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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Burney Smith passed away in April 1987 at 78 years old. There is no known cause of death for Burney. Burney was born on July 22, 1908. There is no information about Burney's surviving family. We know that Burney Smith had been residing in New York, New York County, New York.

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