Turner Smith (1912 - 1956)

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Turner Smith
1912 - 1956
updated February 06, 2019
Turner Smith was born on August 11, 1912. Turner died in April 1956 at 43 years old.


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Turner Smith passed away in April 1956 at 43 years old. Turner was born on August 11, 1912. There is no information about Turner's family.
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In 1912, in the year that Turner Smith was born, the RMS Titanic sank in April. The RMS Titanic was a British built and run passenger liner that was billed as "unsinkable." On its maiden voyage from Southampton England to New York City, carrying about 2,224 passengers and crew - from the wealthiest people in the world to poor emigrants from Europe, the Titanic hit an iceberg. Five of her watertight compartments failed but she was designed to survive only 4 being flooded. She began to sink. There were only enough lifeboats for about half of the passengers so over 1,000 remained behind while "women and children first" were loaded. Over 1500 died, making it the largest maritime disaster in modern history.

In 1923, Turner was only 11 years old when Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

In 1936, when this person was 24 years old, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1941, Turner was 29 years old when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1956, in the year of Turner Smith's passing, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

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Texas, United States
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Missouri, United States
Turner Smith
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Ohio, United States
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Born: around 1906
Georgia, United States
Turner Smith
Born: around 1901
Alabama, United States
Turner L Smith
Born: around 1902
Virginia, United States
Turner L Smith
Born: around 1926
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Born: around 1920
United States
Turner J Smith
Born: around 1922
Oklahoma, United States
Turner Smith
Born: around 1928
Ohio, United States
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Beec, Australia
Turner Charles Smith
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Turner Arthur Smith
Geelong, Australia
Turner George Smith
Kew, Australia
Turner Frederi Smith
Euro, Australia
Turner Henry H Smith
Glen, Australia
Turner John Jo Smith
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Turner William Smith
Fran, Australia
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Sep 14, 1905 - July 1981
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May 13, 1905 - August 1969
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George Smith
Oct 25, 1923 - September 1978
Northridge, California
Laron Smith
Jan 8, 1921 - Jan 19, 2003
Harrell, AR
Willie Smith
Oct 4, 1911 - December 1976
Flint, Michigan
Carol C Smith
May 29, 1956 - Apr 11, 2000
Joseph T Smith
Apr 24, 1956 - Jan 23, 1998
Slidell, LA
Robert Smith
Oct 21, 1917 - August 1984
Benton, Arkansas
Mamie Smith
Mar 1, 1915 - June 1985
Joiner, Arkansas
Michael C Smith
Jun 30, 1954 - Jul 21, 1999
Santa Fe, NM
Christophe Smith
Aug 12, 1955 - October 1978
Gloria J Smith
Apr 12, 1958 - Mar 21, 2008
Amanda Smith
Oct 3, 1954 - January 1993
Little Rock, AR
James Charles Smith
Sep 18, 1959 - May 29, 2008
Douglas M Smith
Jun 11, 1957 - Jun 29, 2007
Chris Edward Smith
Jan 25, 1958 - Jul 7, 2011
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Kenneth E Smith
Nov 10, 1958 - Feb 27, 1999
Brenda Smith
Sep 23, 1957 - February 1987

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