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Laura Smith (1907 - 1978)

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Laura Smith
1907 - 1978
Born
November 4, 1907
Death
October 1978
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Laura Smith was born on November 4, 1907, and died at age 70 years old in October 1978. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Laura Smith.
Updated: November 4, 2011
Biography ID: 54796528

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Laura Smith passed away at age 70 years old in October 1978. Laura Smith was born on November 4, 1907. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Laura Smith.

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Laura Smith lived 1 years shorter than the average Smith family member when she died at the age of 70.
The average age of a Smith family member is 71.
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1907 - 1978 World Events

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In 1907, in the year that Laura Smith was born, in October, over a 3 week period, the New York stock exchange fell almost 50% from the previous year's high mark. Public panic ensued and there were runs on banks since the U.S. was in the middle of a recession. J.P. Morgan offered his own fortune to back the banks and he was followed by other financiers. This temporarily shored up the banking system, stopping the immediate panic. All of this led to the creation of the Federal Reserve.

In 1922, she was just 15 years old when the Reparations Commission assessed German liability for World War 1 at 132 billion gold marks (over $32 billion U.S. dollars at the time). This led to hyperinflation in Germany and created the political and social atmosphere in which Hitler was able to rise to power.

In 1935, by the time she was 28 years old, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1956, Laura was 49 years old when 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 1978, in the year of Laura Smith's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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