Sydney Sylvester Smith

(1908 - 1959)

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Sydney Sylvester Smith
1908 - 1959
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1908
Death
1959
Park, Australia
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Park, Australia
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Sydney Sylvester Smith was born in 1908. She was born to William Angu Smith and Margaret Willis Smith. She died in 1959 in Park, Australia at age 51.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Sydney Sylvester Smith passed away in 1959 in Park, Australia at 51 years old. She was born in 1908. She was born to William Angu Smith and Margaret Willis Smith.

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In 1908, in the year that Sydney Sylvester Smith was born, unemployment in the U.S. was at 8.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 2 cents while the population in the United States was 88,710,000. The world population was almost 4.4 billion.

In 1918, when she was just 10 years old, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

In 1935, by the time she was 27 years old, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1943, Sydney was 35 years old 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 1959, in the year of Sydney Sylvester Smith's passing, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

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