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Lois M Smith (1929 - 2009)

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Lois M Smith
1929 - 2009
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May 10, 1929
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October 1, 2009
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Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia 23231
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Lois M Smith was born on May 10, 1929. She died on October 1, 2009 at age 80. We know that Lois M Smith had been residing in Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia 23231.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Lois M Smith passed away on October 1, 2009 at age 80. She was born on May 10, 1929. We are unaware of information about Lois' immediate family. We know that Lois M Smith had been residing in Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia 23231.
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In 1929, in the year that Lois M Smith was born, American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1932, when she was just 3 years old, on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1941, at the age of merely 12 years old, Lois was alive when on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1958, she was 29 years old when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1970, she was 41 years old when 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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