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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 1922, at the age of merely 10 years old, Samuel was alive when on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

In 1926, when he was merely 14 years old, 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 1938, Samuel was 26 years old when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1945, in the year of Samuel Smith Nisbet's passing, on August 6th, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. On August 9th, an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. At least 129,000 people were killed in the two bombings and they still remain the only use of atomic bombs in war. An invasion on mainland Japan had been planned but President Truman ordered the bombs dropped instead.

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