Muriel I Benning (1906 - 1990)

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Muriel I Benning
1906 - 1990
December 1, 1906
August 11, 1990
Muriel I Benning was born on December 1, 1906, and died at age 83 years old on August 11, 1990. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Muriel I Benning.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Muriel Benning passed away at age 83 years old on August 11, 1990. Muriel I Benning was born on December 1, 1906. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Muriel I Benning.

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Muriel I Benning lived 10 years longer than the average Benning family member when she died at the age of 83.
The average age of a Benning family member is 73.

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In 1906, in the year that Muriel I Benning was born, English biochemist Frederick Hopkins concluded that vitamins are essential to the human body and that a lack of vitamins caused scurvy and rickets. Scurvy and rickets were both huge problems in sailors that were at sea for extended time and the addition of vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium in their diets helped eradicate the problem.

In 1913, when she was just 7 years old, the 17th Amendment, establishing the direct election of U.S. Senators, was adopted. Previously, Senators were elected by state legislatures. As early as 1826, a call to elect senators through popular vote was championed and previous to the 17th amendment, two states had already changed their process. Governors are still able to appoint senators to vacant seats until an election can be held.

In 1956, Muriel was 50 years old when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1982, at the age of 76 years old, Muriel was alive when 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.

In 1990, in the year of Muriel I Benning's passing, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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