Calvin Smith (1920 - 1986)

Calvin Smith
1920 - 1986
updated February 06, 2019
Calvin Smith was born on June 16, 1920. He died in April 1986 at age 65. We know that Calvin Smith had been residing in El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas 71730.
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Calvin Smith passed away in April 1986 at age 65. He was born on June 16, 1920. We are unaware of information about Calvin's immediate family. We know that Calvin Smith had been residing in El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas 71730.
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In 1920, in the year that Calvin Smith was born, the Volstead Act became law. Formally called the National Prohibition Act, the Volstead Act enabled law enforcement agencies to carry out the 18th Amendment. It said that "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, or furnish any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act" and defined intoxicating liquor as any beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

In 1950, by the time he was 30 years old, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1967, at the age of 47 years old, Calvin was alive when 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 1977, by the time he was 57 years old, 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.

In 1986, in the year of Calvin Smith's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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Dec 14, 1923 - April 1981
Jul 25, 1925 - Jan 30, 1983
May 30, 1924 - Mar 28, 1993
Nov 24, 1905 - Sep 17, 1993
May 5, 1927 - Jul 25, 1976
Apr 6, 1907 - April 1985
Sep 14, 1922 - Oct 24, 1995
Mar 10, 1922 - Jun 24, 2009
Dec 24, 1901 - July 1978
Sep 3, 1920 - Sep 4, 1997
Apr 2, 1924 - May 24, 1994
Feb 3, 1963 - December 1980
Jan 24, 1969 - Mar 6, 2004
Jun 16, 1915 - Mar 3, 1995
Feb 13, 1973 - Nov 9, 2009
Jan 3, 1961 - Sep 8, 2003
Nov 11, 1965 - Oct 31, 2000
Feb 2, 1967 - Oct 8, 2004
Sep 21, 1966 - Dec 19, 1986
Feb 28, 1922 - Apr 1, 2001

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Mar 24, 1924 - May 2, 1989
May 2, 1922 - Jul 31, 2011
Jul 2, 1922 - Mar 19, 1992
Oct 9, 1923 - Dec 17, 2000
May 16, 1891 - August 1967
Mar 4, 1889 - July 1985
Oct 10, 1900 - January 1975
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Aug 12, 1921 - Mar 5, 2004
Mar 15, 1924 - January 1973
Sep 30, 1924 - May 27, 2001
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