Ora W Smedley (1890 - 1977)

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Ora W Smedley
1890 - 1977
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August 4, 1890
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March 15, 1977
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Seattle, King County, Washington 98146
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Ora W Smedley was born on August 4, 1890. She died on March 15, 1977 at 86 years of age. We know that Ora W Smedley had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98146.
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Ora W Smedley passed away on March 15, 1977 at 86 years of age. She was born on August 4, 1890. We have no information about Ora's family or relationships. We know that Ora W Smedley had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98146.

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In 1890, in the year that Ora W Smedley was born, on June 1st, the U.S. Census Bureau started tabulating census returns with punch cards. Herman Hollerith's "tabulating machine" used punch cards to more quickly compute census information, taking the time to get census results from 8 years in 1880 to 6 years for the 1890 census. Hollerith's company eventually became IBM.

In 1936, when she was 46 years old, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1941, by the time she was 51 years old, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1959, at the age of 69 years old, Ora was alive when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1977, in the year of Ora W Smedley's passing, on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

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