George Fred Ludwig Benning (1894 - 1897)

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George Fred Ludwig Benning
1894 - 1897
Drouin, Australia
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Drouin Australia
George Fred Ludwig Benning of Drouin Australia was born in 1894 to Ludwig Benning and Charlotte Stephens Benning. He had a brother Stanley Vaughan Benning. George Benning died at age 3 years old in 1897 in Drouin.
Updated: September 2, 2013
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George Benning passed away at age 3 years old in 1897 in Drouin. George Fred Ludwig Benning of Drouin Australia was born in 1894 to Ludwig Benning and Charlotte Stephens Benning. George Benning had a brother Stanley Vaughan Benning.

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George Fred Ludwig Benning lived 70 years shorter than the average Benning family member when he died at the age of 3.
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In 1894, in the year that George Fred Ludwig Benning was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1897, in the year of George Fred Ludwig Benning's passing, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1898, when he was only 4 years old, on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

In 1900, by the time he was just 6 years old, the U.S. population exceeded 75 million, rising about 13 million from the 1890 census. 87.9% of the population was white, 11.6% was African-American, 0.7% was Hispanic, and 0.5% was Native American, Asian, and other minorities.

In 1907, he was only 13 years old when radiometric dating, a recently discovered technology that could date rocks, found that the earth was 2.2 billion years old which was dramatically older than previously thought. Later refinements and advancements in science would date the age of the earth at over 4.5 billion years.

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