Constance Benning (1908 - 1987)

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I'll never forget that this woman made me walk miles. She also dropped hot water on my head :) she was an amazing woman who decided in her older years to take care of her grandchildren by working hard

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Constance Benning died on in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California United States

Cause of death: breast cancer

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1908 - In the year that Constance Benning was born, a 7.1 earthquake and the resulting tsunami killed 70,000 to 100,000 people in southern Italy and Sicily. The earthquake, lasting 30 to 40 seconds, occurred in the Strait of Messina which was between the region of Calabria (at the "toe" of Italy) and the island of Sicily and destruction from it occurred in a 186 mile radius. It was the most destructive earthquake ever to hit Europe.

1923 - By the time she was merely 15 years old, 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.

1947 - Constance was 39 years old when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

1967 - At the age of 59 years old, Constance was alive when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

1987 - In the year of Constance Benning's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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Constance Benning passed away on January 28, 1987 in Santa Cruz, California at 78 years of age. Her cause of death is listed as: breast cancer. She was born on February 2, 1908. There is no information about Constance's immediate family.
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Grandma - today is 01/28/2019 and you passed away 32 years ago. Wow I was six years old and remember you so well. I wish I had the opportunity to know you as an adult. Thanks to a recent lunch with Pammy I know some of the highlights of your life married to your 3rd husband d'Albert and your time in San Jose & Santa Cruz, Washington, and Anchorage Alaska.
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Great-grandma, or "GG" as I called her, was a free spirit & strong woman. I would take walks with her every day.
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