Jerry W Bentley (1937 - 2009)

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Jerry W Bentley
1937 - 2009
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September 16, 1937
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March 5, 2009
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Seattle, King County, Washington 98117
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Jerry W Bentley was born on September 16, 1937. He died on March 5, 2009 at 71 years old. We know that Jerry W Bentley had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98117.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Jerry W Bentley passed away on March 5, 2009 at 71 years old. He was born on September 16, 1937. We have no information about Jerry's immediate family. We know that Jerry W Bentley had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98117.

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In 1937, in the year that Jerry W Bentley was born, 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 1945, he was only 8 years old when on August 6th, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. On August 9th, an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. At least 129,000 people were killed in the two bombings and they still remain the only use of atomic bombs in war. An invasion on mainland Japan had been planned but President Truman ordered the bombs dropped instead.

In 1957, at the age of 20 years old, Jerry was alive when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1967, he was 30 years old when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1982, when he was 45 years old, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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