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James O Bennett (1926 - 2003)

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James O Bennett
1926 - 2003
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May 23, 1926
Death
June 29, 2003
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Quanah, Hardeman County, Texas 79252
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James O Bennett was born on May 23, 1926. He died on June 29, 2003 at 77 years old. We know that James O Bennett had been residing in Quanah, Hardeman County, Texas 79252.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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James O Bennett died on June 29, 2003 at 77 years old. He was born on May 23, 1926. We are unaware of information about James' immediate family. We know that James O Bennett had been residing in Quanah, Hardeman County, Texas 79252.
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In 1926, in the year that James O 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%).

In 1932, by the time he was just 6 years old, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1949, he was 23 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1960, by the time he was 34 years old, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1985, James was 59 years old when on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics.com. Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

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