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George R Bennett (1923 - 1988)

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George R Bennett
1923 - 1988
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June 9, 1923
Death
June 18, 1988
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Herrin, Williamson County, Illinois 62948
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George R Bennett was born on June 9, 1923. He died on June 18, 1988 at 65 years old. We know that George R Bennett had been residing in Herrin, Williamson County, Illinois 62948.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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George R Bennett died on June 18, 1988 at age 65. He was born on June 9, 1923. We have no information about George's family or relationships. We know that George R Bennett had been residing in Herrin, Williamson County, Illinois 62948.
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In 1923, in the year that George R Bennett was born, the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

In 1937, by the time he was merely 14 years old, on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1966, George was 43 years old when on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1976, when he was 53 years old, 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.

In 1988, in the year of George R Bennett's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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