Ben White

(1905 - 1970)

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Ben White
1905 - 1970
Born
July 12, 1905
Death
November 1970
Last Known Residence
Thornton, Calhoun County, Arkansas 71766
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Ben White was born on July 12, 1905. He died in November 1970 at age 65. We know that Ben White had been residing in Thornton, Calhoun County, Arkansas 71766.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Ben White passed away in November 1970 at age 65. He was born on July 12, 1905. We are unaware of information about Ben's family. We know that Ben White had been residing in Thornton, Calhoun County, Arkansas 71766.

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In 1905, in the year that Ben White was born, the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1910, at the age of only 5 years old, Ben was alive when Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

In 1924, at the age of 19 years old, Ben was alive when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1942, by the time he was 37 years old, 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 1970, in the year of Ben White's passing, on April 10th, Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. (John Lennon had previously told the band that he was leaving but hadn't publicly announced it.) By the end of the year, each Beatle had his own album.

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