Benita Mooney (1895 - 1974)

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Benita Mooney
1895 - 1974
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October 31, 1895
Death
June 1974
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Seattle, King County, Washington 98144
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Benita Mooney was born on October 31, 1895. She died in June 1974 at 78 years of age. We know that Benita Mooney had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98144.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Benita Mooney passed away in June 1974 at 78 years old. She was born on October 31, 1895. We are unaware of information about Benita's family or relationships. We know that Benita Mooney had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98144.

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In 1895, in the year that Benita Mooney was born, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1908, she was only 13 years old when Henry Ford developed the first Model T automobile, often called the Tin Lizzy or flivver. Produced from 1908 through 1927, it first sold for $850 - which made it affordable for every middle class family. Previously, cars were the province of the upper class and the introduction of the Model T and its availability changed U.S. culture. Within days of its release, over 15,000 cars had been ordered.

In 1948, Benita was 53 years old when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1967, she was 72 years old when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1974, in the year of Benita Mooney's passing, on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

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