David Smith (1904 - 1979)

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David Smith
1904 - 1979
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July 27, 1904
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February 1979
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Edmonds, Snohomish County, Washington 98020
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David Smith was born on July 27, 1904. He died in February 1979 at 74 years of age. We know that David Smith had been residing in Edmonds, Snohomish County, Washington 98020.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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David Smith died in February 1979 at 74 years old. He was born on July 27, 1904. We have no information about David's family or relationships. We know that David Smith had been residing in Edmonds, Snohomish County, Washington 98020.

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In 1904, in the year that David Smith was born, the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1917, when he was just 13 years old, "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

In 1928, by the time he was 24 years old, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1965, he was 61 years old when on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1979, in the year of David Smith's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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