Benjamin Sandipher Smith (1921 - 2009)

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Naples, Collier County, Florida

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1921 - In the year that Benjamin Sandipher Smith was born, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

1953 - He was 32 years old when on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

1985 - At the age of 64 years old, Benjamin was alive when on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics.com. Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

1986 - When he was 65 years old, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

1987 - Benjamin was 66 years old when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Benjamin Sandipher Smith died on July 21, 2009 at 88 years of age. No cause of death has been listed for Benjamin. He was born on March 16, 1921. We are unaware of information about Benjamin's immediate family. We know that Benjamin Sandipher Smith had been residing in Naples, Collier County, Florida.

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