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Samuel Smith Nisbet (1912 - 1945)

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Samuel Smith Nisbet
1912 - 1945
Born
1912
New Cumnock County, Scotland, UK
Death
April 5, 1945
Italy
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Samuel Smith Nisbet was born in 1912 in Scotland, UK. He is the child of Andrew Nisbet and Agnes Nisbet, with siblings Annie and John. He died on April 5, 1945 in Italy at 33 years of age.
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Service number: 2698500 Rank: Lance Serjeant Regiment: Scots Guards Unit/ship/squadron: 1st Bn.
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Son of Andrew and Agnes Nisbet of New Cumnock, Ayrshire / "Remembered with honour"
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In 1912, in the year that Samuel Smith Nisbet was born, Arizona was admitted to the United States in February (on Valentine's Day). It became the 48th state in the Union. Previously a Spanish - then Mexican - territory, the U.S. paid $15 million dollars for the area in 1848. Arizona was the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the United States.

In 1924, Samuel was just 12 years old when J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1926, at the age of merely 14 years old, Samuel was alive when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1939, he was 27 years old when in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1945, in the year of Samuel Smith Nisbet's passing, on February 19th, US Marines landed on the island of Iwo Jima and the Battle of Iwo Jima began. Lasting 5 weeks, it was some of the bloodiest and fiercest fighting in the Pacific theater during World War II. The occupying Japanese forces were heavily armed and there were 21,000 Japanese soldiers on the island at the beginning of the battle. Only 216 Japanese soldiers were captured afterwards - the rest had been killed in action or committed suicide. 6,800 American soldiers died but the Americans took control of the island.

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