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Giovanni Smith (1911 - 1987)

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Giovanni Smith
1911 - 1987
Born
August 18, 1911
Death
November 1987
Last Known Residence
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19148
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Giovanni Smith of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania was born on August 18, 1911, and died at age 76 years old in November 1987.
Updated: October 6, 2011
Biography ID: 20777674

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Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19148
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Giovanni Smith passed away at age 76 years old in November 1987. Giovanni Smith of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania was born on August 18, 1911.

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Giovanni Smith lived 5 years longer than the average Smith family member when he died at the age of 76.
The average age of a Smith family member is 71.
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1911 - 1987 World Events

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In 1911, in the year that Giovanni Smith was born, 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 1927, when he was 16 years old, the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1952, when he was 41 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1961, Giovanni was 50 years old when on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1987, in the year of Giovanni Smith's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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