Benjamin Powell (1863 - 1946)

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Tbury, Australia

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Tbury, Australia

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Father: Powell Benjamin Powell
Mother: Elizabeth Oakey Powell

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1863 - In the year that Benjamin Powell was born, in January, British scientist John Tyndall proved the greenhouse effect - which had been widely theorized, but not proven, by scientists.

1885 - He was 22 years old when on January 24th, the Fenians - Irish Nationalists - set off dynamite bombs in the House of Commons chamber, Westminster Hall, and the Tower of London. Four civilians and two policemen were injured.

1913 - Benjamin was 50 years old when the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

1923 - At the age of 60 years old, Benjamin was alive when 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.

1946 - In the year of Benjamin Powell's passing, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

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Benjamin Powell passed away in 1946 in Tbury, Australia at age 83. No cause of death has been entered for Benjamin. He was born in 1863. He was born to Powell Benjamin Powell and Elizabeth Oakey Powell, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.

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