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Clarence Smith (1898 - 1965)

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Clarence Smith
1898 - 1965
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August 12, 1898
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August 1965
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Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 31405
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Clarence Smith was born on August 12, 1898. He died in August 1965 at age 66. We know that Clarence Smith had been residing in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 31405.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Clarence Smith passed away in August 1965 at 66 years of age. He was born on August 12, 1898. There is no information about Clarence's family or relationships. We know that Clarence Smith had been residing in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 31405.
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In 1898, in the year that Clarence Smith was born, magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

In 1925, at the age of 27 years old, Clarence was alive when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1932, by the time he was 34 years old, on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1956, by the time he was 58 years old, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1965, in the year of Clarence Smith's passing, from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

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