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Denton Lyle Smith (1921 - 2011)

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Denton Lyle Smith
1921 - 2011
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January 9, 1921
Death
February 5, 2011
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Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida 33908
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Denton Lyle Smith was born on January 9, 1921. He died on February 5, 2011 at age 90. We know that Denton Lyle Smith had been residing in Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida 33908.
Updated: November 3, 2011
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Denton Lyle Smith passed away on February 5, 2011 at 90 years of age. He was born on January 9, 1921. We have no information about Denton's immediate family. We know that Denton Lyle Smith had been residing in Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida 33908.
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In 1921, in the year that Denton Lyle Smith was born, on March 4, Warren G. Harding became President. Previously a U.S. Senator, Lieutenant Governor, and Ohio State Senator, Harding was a popular President. But many scandals plagued his short administration (he died in office after 2 and a half years), including the revelations of one of his mistresses and the Teapot Dome scandal. Historically, Harding is rated as one of the worst Presidents.

In 1947, he was 26 years old when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1969, at the age of 48 years old, Denton was alive when on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

In 1981, when he was 60 years old, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

In 1996, by the time he was 75 years old, on July 5th, the first cloned mammal - "Dolly the Sheep" - was born in Scotland. She had three mothers. Dolly lived to be 6 years old and produced 6 lambs. Since, other sheep have been cloned as well as horses, pigs, deer, and bulls.

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