Dorothy Mae Bennett (1926 - 2008)

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Spokane, Spokane County, Washington

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1926 - In the year that Dorothy Mae Bennett was born, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

1969 - When she was 43 years old, 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.

1976 - She was 50 years old when The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

1983 - She was 57 years old when physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

1987 - She was 61 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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Dorothy Mae Bennett died on September 10, 2008 at 82 years of age. No cause of death has been listed. She was born on January 22, 1926. We have no information about Dorothy's family. We know that Dorothy Mae Bennett had been residing in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington.

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