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Luther Smith (1895 - 1986)

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Luther Smith
1895 - 1986
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March 28, 1895
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May 1986
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Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa 52601
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Luther Smith was born on March 28, 1895. He died in May 1986 at age 91. We know that Luther Smith had been residing in Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa 52601.
Updated: November 5, 2011
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Luther Smith died in May 1986 at 91 years of age. He was born on March 28, 1895. There is no information about Luther's family. We know that Luther Smith had been residing in Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa 52601.
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In 1895, in the year that Luther Smith was born, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1907, by the time he was only 12 years old, radiometric dating, a recently discovered technology that could date rocks, found that the earth was 2.2 billion years old which was dramatically older than previously thought. Later refinements and advancements in science would date the age of the earth at over 4.5 billion years.

In 1956, he was 61 years old when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1969, he was 74 years old when on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

In 1986, in the year of Luther Smith's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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