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George Smibert (1878 - 1957)

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George Smibert
1878 - 1957
Born
June 21, 1878
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
Death
May 12, 1957
South Australia Australia
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George Smibert was born on June 21, 1878 in Melbourne, Victoria Australia. He is the child of George Smibert and Sarah Jane (Corbett) Smibert, with siblings Alan, Ewen, Isabel, Kate, Alexander, Hubert, Cedric, and Edna. According to his family tree, he married Esther Frances (O'Reilly) Smibert on November 23, 1910 in Exeter, South Australia Australia. He died on May 12, 1957 in South Australia at age 78.
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George Smibert died on May 12, 1957 in South Australia at 78 years of age. He was buried in Centennial Park Cemetery, Pasadena, South Australia Australia. George was born on June 21, 1878 in Melbourne, Victoria Australia. He is the child of George Smibert and Sarah Jane (Corbett) Smibert, with siblings Alan, Ewen, Isabel, Kate, Alexander, Hubert, Cedric, and Edna. According to his family tree, he married Esther Frances (O'Reilly) Smibert on November 23, 1910 in Exeter, South Australia Australia.
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In 1878, in the year that George Smibert was born, on June 15th, photographer Eadweard Muybridge - at the request of Leland Stanford - produced the first sequence of stop-motion still photographs. Stanford contended that a galloping horse had all four feet off the ground. Only photos of a horse at a gallop would settle the question and, using 12 cameras and a series of photos, Muybridge settled the question: Stanford was right. Muybridge's use of several cameras and stills led to motion pictures.

In 1908, he was 30 years old when Henry Ford developed the first Model T automobile, often called the Tin Lizzy or flivver. Produced from 1908 through 1927, it first sold for $850 - which made it affordable for every middle class family. Previously, cars were the province of the upper class and the introduction of the Model T and its availability changed U.S. culture. Within days of its release, over 15,000 cars had been ordered.

In 1921, when he was 43 years old, hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1946, by the time he was 68 years old, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1957, in the year of George Smibert's passing, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

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