Benjamin Holland (1881 - 1969)

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Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania

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1881 - In the year that Benjamin Holland was born, on April 28th, Billy the Kid escaped from the Lincoln County Jail in New Mexico. He killed James Bell and Robert Ollinger in the escape and then stole a horse and rode out of town. On July 14th, Pat Garrett shot and killed Billy the Kid in Billy's friend's home near Fort Sumner, New Mexico.

1892 - He was just 11 years old when on October 5th, the Dalton Gang was shot. The Gang was attempting to rob two banks - simultaneously - in Coffeyville Kansas but word spread of the robberies and townspeople with guns greeted them when they left the banks. Four members of the gang were killed - only Emmett Dalton survived his wounds and spent 14 years in prison.

1959 - At the age of 78 years old, Benjamin was alive when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

1964 - He was 83 years old when on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

1969 - In the year of Benjamin Holland's passing, on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

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Benjamin Holland died in April 1969 at 87 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Benjamin. He was born on April 12, 1881. There is no information about Benjamin's immediate family. We know that Benjamin Holland had been residing in Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

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