Laurence Kenny Smith (1903 - 1970)

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Laurence Kenny Smith
1903 - 1970
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1903
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1970
Park, Australia
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Park, Australia
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Laurence Kenny Smith was born in 1903. He is the child of Peter Joseph Smith and Ellen Joseph Fitzgerald Smith. He died in 1970 in Park, Australia at 67 years old.
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Laurence Kenny Smith passed away in 1970 in Park, Australia at age 67. He was born in 1903. He is the child of Peter Joseph Smith and Ellen Joseph Fitzgerald Smith.

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In 1903, in the year that Laurence Kenny Smith was born, the United States Department of Commerce and Labor was created by President Theodore Roosevelt to control the excesses of big business. Renamed the Department of Commerce 10 years later, many departments concerned with workers were transferred to the Department of Labor at that time. Another spin-off, the Bureau of Corporations, became the Federal Trade Commission.

In 1919, he was 16 years old when in Norfolk Virginia, the first rotary dial telephones were introduced by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T), making it easier to make a call without an operator.

In 1952, when he was 49 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1967, when he was 64 years old, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1970, in the year of Laurence Kenny Smith's passing, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

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