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Denton Smith (1890 - 1969)

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Denton Smith
1890 - 1969
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June 10, 1890
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October 15, 1969
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Spencer, Owen County, Indiana 47460
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Denton Smith was born on June 10, 1890. He died on October 15, 1969 at 79 years of age. We know that Denton Smith had been residing in Spencer, Owen County, Indiana 47460.
Updated: October 8, 2011
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Denton Smith passed away on October 15, 1969 at age 79. He was born on June 10, 1890. We have no information about Denton's surviving family. We know that Denton Smith had been residing in Spencer, Owen County, Indiana 47460.
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In 1890, in the year that Denton Smith was born, on June 1st, the U.S. Census Bureau started tabulating census returns with punch cards. Herman Hollerith's "tabulating machine" used punch cards to more quickly compute census information, taking the time to get census results from 8 years in 1880 to 6 years for the 1890 census. Hollerith's company eventually became IBM.

In 1910, at the age of 20 years old, Denton was alive when Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

In 1932, at the age of 42 years old, Denton was alive when 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 1946, by the time he was 56 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1969, in the year of Denton Smith's passing, one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

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