Zexa E Smith

(1902 - 1997)

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Zexa E Smith
1902 - 1997
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August 5, 1902
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July 20, 1997
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Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi 39301
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Zexa E Smith was born on August 5, 1902. Zexa died on July 20, 1997 at 94 years old. We know that Zexa E Smith had been residing in Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi 39301.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Zexa E Smith passed away on July 20, 1997 at 94 years of age. Zexa was born on August 5, 1902. We are unaware of information about Zexa's family or relationships. We know that Zexa E Smith had been residing in Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi 39301.

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In 1902, in the year that Zexa E Smith was born, about 150 thousand United Mine Workers went on strike in eastern Pennsylvania for a wage increase and more suitable hours. They eventually got a 10% raise and their workday was reduced from 10 hours to 9. Because winter was coming and most people at the time heated their homes with coal, President Teddy Roosevelt arbitrated between the owners and the workers - the first time that the Federal government arbitrated in a strike.

In 1924, when this person was 22 years old, Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1938, at the age of 36 years old, Zexa was alive when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1959, Zexa was 57 years old when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1997, in the year of Zexa E Smith's passing, on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

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