Benjamin J Kean (1916 - 2000)

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Benjamin J Kean
1916 - 2000
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June 1, 1916
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January 20, 2000
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Mukilteo, Snohomish County, Washington 98275
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Benjamin J Kean was born on June 1, 1916. He died on January 20, 2000 at 83 years old. We know that Benjamin J Kean had been residing in Mukilteo, Snohomish County, Washington 98275.
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Benjamin J Kean passed away on January 20, 2000 at 83 years old. He was born on June 1, 1916. There is no information about Benjamin's family or relationships. We know that Benjamin J Kean had been residing in Mukilteo, Snohomish County, Washington 98275.

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In 1916, in the year that Benjamin J Kean was born, the U.S. National Park Service - part of the Department of the Interior - was created by an act of Congress in August. The Park Service was charged with the dual role of "preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment". The resources managed by the National Park Service have often been referred to as the "crown jewels" of the United States.

In 1923, when he was just 7 years old, on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

In 1960, by the time he was 44 years old, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1972, when he was 56 years old, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

In 1998, at the age of 82 years old, Benjamin was alive when on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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