Sylvania S Smiley (1924 - 2007)

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Sylvania S Smiley
1924 - 2007
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May 28, 1924
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August 20, 2007
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Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia 31601
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Sylvania S Smiley was born on May 28, 1924. Sylvania died on August 20, 2007 at 83 years old. We know that Sylvania S Smiley had been residing in Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia 31601.
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Sylvania S Smiley died on August 20, 2007 at 83 years of age. Sylvania was born on May 28, 1924. There is no information about Sylvania's family or relationships. We know that Sylvania S Smiley had been residing in Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia 31601.

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In 1924, in the year that Sylvania S Smiley was born, in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1932, by the time this person was merely 8 years old, 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 1954, this person was 30 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1988, when this person was 64 years old, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

In 1992, when this person was 68 years old, on February 1st, US President George Bush and President Boris Yeltsin of Russia jointly announced an end to the Cold War, proclaiming a new era of "friendship and partnership". At Camp David in Maryland, they reviewed ways to jointly reduce nuclear arms and support reforms in Russia but no agreement was reached at that meeting.

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