Jonas Smith (1878 - 1966)

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Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

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1878 - In the year that Jonas Smith was born, on September 12th, Cleopatra's Needle, built in Egypt in 1450 B.C. and transported to England, was erected in London. It had arrived in England on January 21st, having been towed by boat.

1883 - Jonas was only 5 years old when on February 28th, in Boston MA, the first vaudeville theater was opened by Benjamin Franklin Keith.

1930 - Jonas was 52 years old when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

1943 - When he was 65 years old, on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

1966 - In the year of Jonas Smith's passing, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

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Jonas Smith died in March 1966 at 87 years of age. There is no known cause of death for Jonas. He was born on July 17, 1878. There is no information about Jonas's family. We know that Jonas Smith had been residing in Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.

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