Benjamin W Thacker Jr (1915 - 2004)

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Florida National Cemetery
Section 313 Site 311,
6502 Sw. 102nd Ave., Bushnell, Fl

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Dunnellon, Marion County, Florida

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: 1ST LT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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1915 - In the year that Benjamin W Thacker Jr was born, in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

1938 - When he was 23 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

1957 - When he was 42 years old, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

1972 - He was 57 years old when 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.

1982 - When he was 67 years old, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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Benjamin W Thacker Jr died on January 1, 2004 at 88 years of age. There is no listed cause of death for Benjamin. He was buried in Florida National Cemetery Section 313 Site 311, Bushnell, Fl. He was born on February 12, 1915. We are unaware of information about Benjamin's surviving family. We know that Benjamin W Thacker Jr had been residing in Dunnellon, Marion County, Florida.

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