Bennie Gilfert (1899 - 1985)

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Bennie Gilfert
1899 - 1985
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November 25, 1899
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March 1985
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zip code 92330
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Bennie Gilfert was born on November 25, 1899. He died in March 1985 at age 85. We know that Bennie Gilfert had been residing in zip code 92330.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Bennie Gilfert passed away in March 1985 at 85 years old. He was born on November 25, 1899. There is no information about Bennie's family or relationships. We know that Bennie Gilfert had been residing in zip code 92330.

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In 1899, in the year that Bennie Gilfert was born, on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

In 1903, by the time he was only 4 years old, the book The Souls of Black Folk, written by W. E. B. Du Bois, was published. Containing several essays on the African-American experience in America, much of the book was based on Du Bois' own life. The book was one of the very early works in the science of sociology.

In 1910, at the age of merely 11 years old, Bennie was alive when Halley's comet, which returns past the earth every 75 - 76 years was observed photographically for the first time. Two fortuitous events occurred - photography had been invented since the last time the comet had passed and the comet was relatively close. There was panic because one astronomer claimed that the gas from its tail "would impregnate the atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet." People bought gas masks, "anti-comet pills" and "anti-comet umbrellas".

In 1961, he was 62 years old when on January 20th, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. He had previously been a U.S. Senator and a Congressman, both from the state of Massachusetts, as well as a Naval lieutenant in World War II.

In 1985, in the year of Bennie Gilfert's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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