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Bennie Pepper (1893 - 1969)

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Bennie Pepper
1893 - 1969
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January 7, 1893
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April 1969
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Falmouth, Cumberland County, Maine 04105
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Bennie Pepper was born on January 7, 1893. He died in April 1969 at age 76. We know that Bennie Pepper had been residing in Falmouth, Cumberland County, Maine 04105.
Updated: October 2, 2011
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Bennie Pepper passed away in April 1969 at 76 years of age. He was born on January 7, 1893. There is no information about Bennie's family. We know that Bennie Pepper had been residing in Falmouth, Cumberland County, Maine 04105.
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1893 - 1969 World Events

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In 1893, in the year that Bennie Pepper was born, a songbook, called Song Stories for the Kindergarten, was published by sisters Patty and Mildred Hill. One of the songs included in the book was "Good Morning to All" - later the lyrics were changed and it became "Happy Birthday to You".

In 1904, at the age of merely 11 years old, Bennie was alive when the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

In 1925, he was 32 years old when on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1940, he was 47 years old when on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

In 1969, in the year of Bennie Pepper's passing, one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

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