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Haywood Smith (1952 - 2006)

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Haywood Smith
1952 - 2006
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September 20, 1952
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July 24, 2006
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Amelia Court House, Amelia County, Virginia 23002
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Haywood Smith was born on September 20, 1952. He died on July 24, 2006 at 53 years old. We know that Haywood Smith had been residing in Amelia Court House, Amelia County, Virginia 23002.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Haywood Smith passed away on July 24, 2006 at 53 years of age. He was born on September 20, 1952. There is no information about Haywood's family. We know that Haywood Smith had been residing in Amelia Court House, Amelia County, Virginia 23002.
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In 1952, in the year that Haywood Smith was born, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1967, at the age of merely 15 years old, Haywood was alive when between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1971, at the age of 19 years old, Haywood was alive when on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

In 1983, Haywood was 31 years old when physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

In 1990, by the time he was 38 years old, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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