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Rick Smith (1957 - 1993)

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Rick Smith
1957 - 1993
Born
November 8, 1957
Death
May 19, 1993
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Rothbury, Oceana County, Michigan 49452
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Rick Smith was born on November 8, 1957. He died on May 19, 1993 at age 35. We know that Rick Smith had been residing in Rothbury, Oceana County, Michigan 49452.
Updated: November 3, 2011
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Rick Smith died on May 19, 1993 at 35 years of age. He was born on November 8, 1957. There is no information about Rick's surviving family. We know that Rick Smith had been residing in Rothbury, Oceana County, Michigan 49452.
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In 1957, in the year that Rick Smith was born, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1969, at the age of merely 12 years old, Rick was alive 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 1973, at the age of 16 years old, Rick was alive when 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 1981, at the age of 24 years old, Rick was alive when on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

In 1993, in the year of Rick Smith's passing, on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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