Charles W Smith (1929 - 1987)

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Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington

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1929 - In the year that Charles W Smith was born, on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

1948 - He was 19 years old when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

1974 - When he was 45 years old, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

1983 - At the age of 54 years old, Charles was alive when physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

1987 - In the year of Charles W Smith's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Charles W Smith passed away on October 12, 1987 at 58 years old. There is no known cause of death. He was born on March 10, 1929. We are unaware of information about Charles's immediate family. We know that Charles W Smith had been residing in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington.

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