Velma Smith (1895 - 1993)

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Velma Smith
1895 - 1993
updated February 06, 2019
Velma Smith was born on July 15, 1895. She died on September 7, 1993 at 98 years old. We know that Velma Smith had been residing in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama 35213.

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Velma Smith passed away on September 7, 1993 at 98 years of age. She was born on July 15, 1895. We have no information about Velma's family or relationships. We know that Velma Smith had been residing in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama 35213.
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1895 - 1993 World Events

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In 1895, in the year that Velma Smith was born, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1940, by the time she was 45 years old, on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

In 1954, when she was 59 years old, 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 1989, when she was 94 years old, on January 20th, George Herbert Walker Bush became the 41st President of the United States. Previously Ronald Regan's Vice President, he ran against Michael Dukakis and won the popular vote by 53.4% to 45.6%.

In 1993, in the year of Velma Smith's passing, on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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May 1, 1929 - Apr 24, 2009
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May 4, 1901 - May 1972
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Aug 7, 1907 - May 20, 1991
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Sep 21, 1880 - December 1966
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Jun 8, 1892 - March 1977
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Thomas Smith
Apr 5, 1906 - November 1976
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Jim Smith
Aug 27, 1898 - December 1973
Saginaw, Michigan
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Mar 23, 1891 - February 1964
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Charles Smith
Oct 12, 1899 - October 1980
Scottsboro, Alabama
Houston Smith
Dec 16, 1893 - November 1966
Fort Payne, Alabama
Norma J Smith
Feb 22, 1918 - February 1993
Birmingham, AL
Amasa G Smith
Oct 2, 1906 - Feb 27, 1995
Birmingham, AL
Odis P Smith
Nov 17, 1916 - Jan 20, 1990
James Smith
May 17, 1913 - January 1973
George Smith
Jul 18, 1901 - September 1986
Hanceville, Alabama
Robert E Smith
Feb 8, 1917 - Aug 29, 2005
Lindale, TX
Charles Smith
Jun 30, 1909 - September 1954
Vida E Smith
Mar 8, 1906 - December 1989
Guntersville, AL
Ernestine J Smith
Jan 24, 1915 - Aug 12, 2003
Bloomington, IN

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