Ben Epstein (1896 - 1981)

Ben Epstein
1896 - 1981
updated February 06, 2019
Ben Epstein was born on August 6, 1896. He died in February 1981 at age 84. We know that Ben Epstein had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60607.


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Ben Epstein died in February 1981 at age 84. He was born on August 6, 1896. We have no information about Ben's immediate family. We know that Ben Epstein had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60607.
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In 1896, in the year that Ben Epstein was born, in April, the first study on global warming due to CO2 - carbon dioxide - in the atmosphere was published by Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius. Arrhenius concluded that human activity due to the Industrial Revolution would amplify CO2 in the atmosphere, causing a greenhouse effect. His conclusions have been extensively tested in the ensuing 100+ years and are still seen to hold true.

In 1933, when he was 37 years old, on March 4th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the 32nd President of the United States. He was elected four times (equaled by no other President) and guided the United States through the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and World War 2. His wife was his cousin Eleanor Roosevelt (Teddy Roosevelt's niece) who President Truman called "First Lady of the World". Some of the major programs that survive from his presidency are the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wagner Act (The National Labor Relations Act of 1935) , the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Social Security.

In 1942, Ben was 46 years old when on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1976, at the age of 80 years old, Ben was alive when The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

In 1981, in the year of Ben Epstein's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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Oct 27, 1902 - January 1984
Oct 8, 1916 - Sep 9, 2002
May 18, 1898 - February 1976
Jul 9, 1889 - April 1967
Jun 15, 1907 - Apr 16, 1997

Other Epsteins

Mar 31, 1922 - Oct 31, 1992
Apr 8, 1915 - July 1977
Sep 1, 1908 - March 1984
May 3, 1923 - May 11, 1997
Dec 29, 1909 - April 1974
Jun 16, 1934 - Nov 6, 2003
Sep 16, 1942 - Jan 15, 2001
Nov 21, 1944 - March 1978
Nov 24, 1897 - June 1977
May 7, 1911 - May 7, 1994
Feb 11, 1902 - August 1987
Jan 4, 1917 - Jul 27, 2010
Aug 25, 1914 - February 1983
Aug 12, 1898 - September 1970
May 27 - May 1957
Aug 21, 1918 - Nov 12, 2004
Oct 10, 1919 - Jun 23, 2009
Dec 4, 1911 - April 1967
May 17, 1909 - Apr 5, 1992
Jul 1, 1891 - August 1982

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Nov 21, 1922 - April 1979
Oct 16, 1898 - Aug 9, 1992
Aug 14, 1890 - July 1973
Apr 20, 1904 - Oct 31, 1989
Apr 14, 1923 - Sep 17, 1993
Oct 17, 1914 - Jan 28, 1989
Jun 14, 1918 - Sep 12, 2008
Sep 12, 1910 - January 1985
Nov 30, 1911 - October 1979
Sep 3, 1920 - June 1968
Feb 25, 1909 - May 21, 1990
Aug 31, 1899 - February 1975
Jan 27, 1917 - January 1987
Oct 10, 1922 - Oct 25, 2008
Feb 1, 1895 - Dec 12, 1990
Jul 30, 1917 - May 1995
Jul 23, 1914 - Sep 27, 2010
Feb 19, 1921 - Apr 20, 2002
Jan 9, 1922 - Sep 7, 2004
Apr 24, 1908 - January 1978
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