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Rick L Smith (1958 - 2002)

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Rick L Smith
1958 - 2002
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March 28, 1958
Death
May 26, 2002
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Sulligent, Lamar County, Alabama 35586
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Rick L Smith was born on March 28, 1958. He died on May 26, 2002 at age 44. We know that Rick L Smith had been residing in Sulligent, Lamar County, Alabama 35586.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Rick L Smith died on May 26, 2002 at age 44. He was born on March 28, 1958. We have no information about Rick's family. We know that Rick L Smith had been residing in Sulligent, Lamar County, Alabama 35586.
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In 1958, in the year that Rick L Smith was born, on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

In 1961, at the age of only 3 years old, Rick was alive when on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

In 1973, when he was only 15 years old, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

In 1983, he was 25 years old when "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

In 1994, by the time he was 36 years old, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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