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Desty Smith (1880 - 1964)

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Desty Smith
1880 - 1964
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November 20, 1880
Death
January 1964
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Desty Smith was born on November 20, 1880. Desty died in January 1964 at 83 years old. We know that Desty Smith had been residing in North Carolina.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Desty Smith died in January 1964 at 83 years of age. Desty was born on November 20, 1880. We are unaware of information about Desty's immediate family. We know that Desty Smith had been residing in North Carolina.
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1880 - 1964 World Events

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In 1880, in the year that Desty Smith was born, on August 14th Cologne Cathedral, in Germany, was finally completed. Construction began in 1248, was halted in 1473, and then begun again in the 1800's - completed after 632 years.

In 1911, when this person was 31 years old, the first use of aircraft as an offensive weapon occurred in the Turkish-Italian War. First used for aerial reconnaissance alone, planes were then used in aerial combat to shoot down recon planes. In World War I, planes and zeppelins evolved for use in bombing.

In 1936, by the time this person was 56 years old, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1955, by the time this person was 75 years old, in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1964, in the year of Desty Smith's passing, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

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