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Benjamin Howe (1836 - 1895)

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Benjamin Howe
1836 - 1895
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c. 1836
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March 21, 1895
Manhattan County, New York United States
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Benjamin Howe was born c. 1836. He died on March 21, 1895 in New York United States at 59 years of age.
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Benjamin Howe died on March 21, 1895 in New York United States at 59 years of age. He was born c. 1836. There is no information about Benjamin's family.
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In 1836, in the year that Benjamin Howe was born, on February 23rd, the Battle of the Alamo began. A group of American settlers were surrounded by the Mexican Army, led by Santa Anna, at the Alamo. The battle lasted until March 6th - all of the settler army was killed. Historians estimate that 400–600 in the Mexican Army were killed.

In 1842, at the age of merely 6 years old, Benjamin was alive when Sir Richard Owen, an English paleontologist, created the name "Dinosauria", which meant "Terrible Reptile" or "Fearfully Great Reptile". It has since been Anglicized to "dinosaur".

In 1866, Benjamin was 30 years old when on February 13th, the first robbery committed by Jesse James and his gang - a daylight bank robbery - occurred in Liberty, Missouri. Jesse's presence has been disputed but most historians agree that he was there.

In 1881, Benjamin was 45 years old when on May 21st, Clara Barton, a nurse, founded the American Red Cross. She was inspired by the Red Cross in Geneva Switzerland and the International Red Cross.

In 1895, in the year of Benjamin Howe's passing, on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

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