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Melvin W Smith (1964 - 2005)

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Melvin W Smith
1964 - 2005
Born
May 22, 1964
Death
May 27, 2005
Last Known Residence
Menasha, Winnebago County, Wisconsin 54952
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Melvin W Smith of Menasha, Winnebago County, Wisconsin was born on May 22, 1964, and died at age 41 years old on May 27, 2005.
Updated: November 4, 2011
Biography ID: 56142334

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Melvin Smith passed away at age 41 years old on May 27, 2005. Melvin W Smith of Menasha, Winnebago County, Wisconsin was born on May 22, 1964.

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Melvin W Smith lived 30 years shorter than the average Smith family member when he died at the age of 41.
The average age of a Smith family member is 71.
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In 1964, in the year that Melvin W Smith was born, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1972, when he was just 8 years old, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

In 1984, Melvin was 20 years old when on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

In 1989, he was 25 years old when on November 9th, the Berlin Wall fell. The Wall was built by the East Germans to keep East Berliners from escaping into West Berlin, separating families and friends. When the head of the East German Communist Party announced that day that East Berliners could cross whenever they pleased, happy crowds surged across the border. People brought tools and took parts of the hated wall.

In 1992, by the time he was 28 years old, on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

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