Ben Harrison (1953 - 1987)

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1953 - In the year that Ben Harrison was born, on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

1959 - He was only 6 years old when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

1962 - He was just 9 years old when on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

1965 - When he was just 12 years old, from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

1987 - In the year of Ben Harrison's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Ben Harrison died in May 1987 at 33 years of age. No cause of death has been entered. He was born on September 24, 1953. We are unaware of information about Ben's family or relationships.

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