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Denton R Smith (1908 - 1995)

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Denton R Smith
1908 - 1995
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June 12, 1908
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June 3, 1995
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Point Pleasant Beach, Ocean County, New Jersey 08742
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Denton R Smith was born on June 12, 1908. He died on June 3, 1995 at age 86. We know that Denton R Smith had been residing in Point Pleasant Beach, Ocean County, New Jersey 08742.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Denton R Smith passed away on June 3, 1995 at 86 years old. He was born on June 12, 1908. We have no information about Denton's family. We know that Denton R Smith had been residing in Point Pleasant Beach, Ocean County, New Jersey 08742.
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In 1908, in the year that Denton R Smith was born, a mysterious Siberian explosion leveled over 770 square miles of forest. There were no human casualties. Explanations of the explosion have included a comet, meteorite, natural atomic explosion, or a crashed UFO. Although it is called an impact event - the largest one in recorded earth history - there is no crater and it is widely thought that the explosion was caused by a meteor exploding 3 to 6 miles above the earth.

In 1917, when he was only 9 years old, the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

In 1955, at the age of 47 years old, Denton was alive when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1961, when he was 53 years old, on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1995, in the year of Denton R Smith's passing, on September 3rd, eBay was founded in San Jose California. Beginning as simply a place for Pierre Omidyar's girlfriend (now wife) to share her Pez passion and collection online, the site has become a multibillion-dollar business and operates in 30 countries.

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