Herman Smith (1887 - 1968)

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Herman Smith
1887 - 1968
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January 6, 1887
Death
April 1968
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Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania 16335
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Herman Smith was born on January 6, 1887. He died in April 1968 at 81 years of age. We know that Herman Smith had been residing in Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania 16335.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Herman Smith passed away in April 1968 at 81 years of age. He was born on January 6, 1887. We are unaware of information about Herman's immediate family. We know that Herman Smith had been residing in Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania 16335.

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In 1887, in the year that Herman Smith was born, on July 1st, the assembly for the supports of the Eiffel Tower began . A wrought iron lattice tower, it was designed and built by Gustave Eiffel - who also contributed to the building of the Statue of Liberty. There are 18,000 pieces in the Eiffel Tower - which had to be built separately and then assembled in place - with rivets - to complete the Tower.

In 1899, when he was only 12 years old, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1940, Herman was 53 years old when in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1956, when he was 69 years old, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1968, in the year of Herman Smith's passing, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

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