Emily Smith (1880 - 1959)

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Emily Smith
1880 - 1959
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1880
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1959
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Emily Smith was born in 1880. She was born to Howard Henry Smith and Sarah Ann Edwards Smith. She died in 1959 in Melbourne, Australia at 79 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Emily Smith died in 1959 in Melbourne, Australia at 79 years old. She was born in 1880. She was born to Howard Henry Smith and Sarah Ann Edwards Smith.

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In 1880, in the year that Emily Smith was born, on February 2nd the city of Wabash, Indiana became the third city in the world to be lit by electricity.

In 1898, at the age of 18 years old, Emily was alive when on March 24th, Robert Allison of Pennsylvania became the first person to buy an American-built car. He bought a Winton, which he had seen in an advertisement in Scientific American. The Winton, built in Ohio, was made by hand and came with a leather roof, padded seats, gas lamps, and tires made by B.F. Goodrich.

In 1905, Emily was 25 years old when the Niagara Falls conference was held in Fort Erie, Ontario. Led by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter, a group of African-American men met in opposition to racial segregation and disenfranchisement. Booker T. Washington had been calling for policies of accommodation and conciliation and these two men, along with the others who attended the conference, felt that this was accomplishing nothing. The group was the precursor to the NAACP.

In 1936, by the time she 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 1959, in the year of Emily Smith's passing, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

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