John J Smith (1942 - 1990)

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John J Smith
1942 - 1990
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May 31, 1942
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April 28, 1990
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Lower Lake, Lake County, California 95457
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John J Smith was born on May 31, 1942. He died on April 28, 1990 at age 47. We know that John J Smith had been residing in Lower Lake, Lake County, California 95457.
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John J Smith passed away on April 28, 1990 at 47 years old. He was born on May 31, 1942. We are unaware of information about John's immediate family. We know that John J Smith had been residing in Lower Lake, Lake County, California 95457.

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In 1942, in the year that John J Smith was born, on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1957, at the age of only 15 years old, John was alive when 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.

In 1965, John was 23 years old when on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1973, by the time he was 31 years old, on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

In 1990, in the year of John J Smith's passing, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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