Theo Smith (1880 - 1950)

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Theo Smith
1880 - 1950
Richmond, Australia
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Richmond, Australia
Theo Smith was born in 1880. He is the child of Theophilus Smith and Jessie Evans Smith. He died in 1950 in Richmond, Australia at 70 years of age.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Theo Smith died in 1950 in Richmond, Australia at 70 years old. He was born in 1880. He is the child of Theophilus Smith and Jessie Evans Smith.

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In 1880, in the year that Theo Smith was born, on February 2nd the city of Wabash, Indiana became the third city in the world to be lit by electricity.

In 1925, by the time he was 45 years old, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1931, when he was 51 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1946, when he was 66 years old, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1950, in the year of Theo Smith's passing, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

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