12 June 1791–1859 (Age 67) Oxford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
The Life of Willis Jude
When Willis Jude Smith was born on 12 June 1791, in Oxford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Andrew Smith, was 29 and his mother, Ruth Judd, was 23. He died in 1859, at the age of 68.
The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1802 · Brass is Discovered
"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."
War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
English: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).