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Robert L Smothers (1932 - 1997)

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Robert L Smothers
1932 - 1997
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September 16, 1932
Death
May 19, 1997
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Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas 77640
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Robert L Smothers was born on September 16, 1932. He died on May 19, 1997 at 64 years of age. We know that Robert L Smothers had been residing in Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas 77640.
Updated: November 5, 2011
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Robert L Smothers passed away on May 19, 1997 at age 64. He was born on September 16, 1932. There is no information about Robert's family or relationships. We know that Robert L Smothers had been residing in Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas 77640.
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In 1932, in the year that Robert L Smothers was born, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1943, at the age of only 11 years old, Robert was alive when on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

In 1952, when he was 20 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1982, Robert was 50 years old when on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

In 1997, in the year of Robert L Smothers's passing, on August 31st, Princess Diana of Great Britain was killed when her car crashed into a pillar in the tunnel under the Pont de l'Alma bridge in Paris. The car she was riding in was trying to evade the paparazzi but it was also discovered later that the driver of the car, who was also killed, had three times the legal limit of alcohol which likely contributed to the accident.

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