Ed Smith

(1910 - 1973)

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Ed Smith
1910 - 1973
Born
August 4, 1910
Death
October 1973
Last Known Residence
Crumrod, Phillips County, Arkansas 72328
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Ed Smith was born on August 4, 1910. He died in October 1973 at age 63. We know that Ed Smith had been residing in Crumrod, Phillips County, Arkansas 72328.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Ed Smith passed away in October 1973 at 63 years of age. He was born on August 4, 1910. We are unaware of information about Ed's family. We know that Ed Smith had been residing in Crumrod, Phillips County, Arkansas 72328.

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In 1910, in the year that Ed Smith was born, 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 1924, at the age of merely 14 years old, Ed was alive when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1930, when he was 20 years old, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1969, when he was 59 years old, in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

In 1973, in the year of Ed Smith's passing, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

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Jan 31, 1905 - May 6, 1996 1905 - 1996
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Apr 2, 1892 - Jan 1978 1892 - 1978
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Jan 20, 1906 - Dec 1969 1906 - 1969
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May 27, 1886 - Jun 1970 1886 - 1970
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Aug 11, 1903 - Aug 1986 1903 - 1986
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May 30, 1882 - Mar 1967 1882 - 1967
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Mar 20, 1916 - Oct 3, 1998 1916 - 1998
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Nov 3, 1915 - Jun 22, 1993 1915 - 1993
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