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Bena Harris (1937 - 1976)

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Bena Harris
1937 - 1976
Born
August 6, 1937
Death
December 1976
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Bena Harris was born on August 6, 1937, and died at age 39 years old in December 1976. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Bena Harris.
Updated: November 7, 2011
Biography ID: 65796485

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Bena Harris passed away at age 39 years old in December 1976. Bena Harris was born on August 6, 1937. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Bena Harris.

Average Age & Life Expectancy

Bena Harris lived 31 years shorter than the average Harris family member when they died at the age of 39.
The average age of a Harris family member is 70.
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1937 - 1976 World Events

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In 1937, in the year that Bena Harris was born, on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1946, when this person was just 9 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1959, at the age of 22 years old, Bena was alive when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1961, when this person was 24 years old, on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

In 1976, in the year of Bena Harris's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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