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George Benning (1915 - 1977)

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George Benning
1915 - 1977
Born
1915
Death
1977
Kew, Australia
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Kew Australia
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George Benning of Kew Australia was born in 1915 to Ella Sortoria Benning. George Benning died at age 62 years old in 1977 in Kew.
Updated: September 4, 2013
Biography ID: 146339742

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George Benning passed away at age 62 years old in 1977 in Kew. George Benning of Kew Australia was born in 1915 to Ella Sortoria Benning.

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George Benning lived 11 years shorter than the average Benning family member when he died at the age of 62.
The average age of a Benning family member is 73.
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1915 - 1977 World Events

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In 1915, in the year that George Benning was born, the Germans first used poison gas as a weapon at the second Battle of Ypres during World War I. While noxious gases had been used since ancient times, this was the first use of poisonous gas - in this case, lethal chlorine gas - in modern war. Subsequently, the French and British - as well as the United States when they entered World War 1 - developed and used lethal gas in war.

In 1941, at the age of 26 years old, George was alive when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1956, when he was 41 years old, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1964, George was 49 years old when on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1977, in the year of George Benning's passing, on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

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