Allen J Besner (1931 - 1996)

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Allen J Besner
1931 - 1996
updated February 06, 2019
Allen J Besner was born on May 2, 1931. He died on December 28, 1996 at 65 years of age. We know that Allen J Besner had been residing in Wheatfield, Jasper County, Indiana 46392.

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Allen J Besner passed away on December 28, 1996 at 65 years old. He was born on May 2, 1931. There is no information about Allen's family. We know that Allen J Besner had been residing in Wheatfield, Jasper County, Indiana 46392.
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1931 - 1996 World Events

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In 1931, in the year that Allen J Besner was born, 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 1947, when he was 16 years old, on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1953, at the age of 22 years old, Allen was alive when actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

In 1962, he was 31 years old when on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1996, in the year of Allen J Besner's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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Jerome H Besner
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Morris J Besner
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Morris Besner
Sep 22, 1901 - May 15, 1972
Minneapolis, MN
Frieda B Besner
Mar 10, 1910 - Mar 2, 2000
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Berton Besner
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Mar 4, 1906 - Feb 5, 1988
Minneapolis, MN
Alvin S Besner
Jul 20, 1919 - May 9, 2003
Hopkins, MN
Grace R Besner
Feb 8, 1912 - Nov 8, 1998
Minneapolis, MN
Mary Besner
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Silver Spring, Maryland
John Besner
Oct 12, 1908 - January 1986
Sacramento, California
William W Besner
Dec 27, 1906 - Mar 10, 2002
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