John J Benczkowski (1908 - 2002)

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John J Benczkowski
1908 - 2002
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February 25, 1908
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July 18, 2002
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16503
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John J Benczkowski was born on February 25, 1908. He died on July 18, 2002 at 94 years old. We know that John J Benczkowski had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16503.
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John J Benczkowski passed away on July 18, 2002 at 94 years old. He was born on February 25, 1908. There is no information about John's immediate family. We know that John J Benczkowski had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16503.

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In 1908, in the year that John J Benczkowski was born, President Theodore Roosevelt held the White House Conservation Conference, which lead to the establishment of the National Conservation Commission. Preparing the first inventory of the United State's natural resources, the commission was divided into four parts: water, forests, lands, and minerals.

In 1911, at the age of merely 3 years old, John was alive when the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

In 1966, he was 58 years old when on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1973, he was 65 years old when on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

In 1994, he was 86 years old when on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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