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Benjamin Edwards (1912 - 1979)

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Benjamin Edwards
1912 - 1979
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May 31, 1912
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November 1979
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Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11233
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Benjamin Edwards was born on May 31, 1912. He died in November 1979 at age 67. We know that Benjamin Edwards had been residing in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11233.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Benjamin Edwards died in November 1979 at age 67. He was born on May 31, 1912. We are unaware of information about Benjamin's family. We know that Benjamin Edwards had been residing in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11233.
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In 1912, in the year that Benjamin Edwards was born, the Girl Scouts of the USA was started by Juliette Gordon Low with the help of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts in Great Britain. She said after a meeting with Baden-Powell, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" And she did.

In 1927, Benjamin was just 15 years old when 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1935, Benjamin was 23 years old when on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1943, Benjamin was 31 years old when on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

In 1979, in the year of Benjamin Edwards's passing, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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