Rebecca S Benson (1949 - 1995)

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Rebecca S Benson
1949 - 1995
March 9, 1949
May 8, 1995
Rebecca S Benson was born on March 9, 1949, and died at age 46 years old on May 8, 1995. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Rebecca S Benson.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Rebecca Benson passed away at age 46 years old on May 8, 1995. Rebecca S Benson was born on March 9, 1949. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Rebecca S Benson.

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Rebecca S Benson lived 27 years shorter than the average Benson family member when she died at the age of 46.
The average age of a Benson family member is 73.

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In 1949, in the year that Rebecca S Benson was born, 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 1955, at the age of merely 6 years old, Rebecca was alive when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1978, at the age of 29 years old, Rebecca was alive when on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1982, at the age of 33 years old, Rebecca 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 1995, in the year of Rebecca S Benson's passing, on May 19th, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil - before 9/11 - took place in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown - killing 68 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying one-third of the building. The most disturbing images were of children - a daycare center was hit by the bomb. The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism ever, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier were convicted of the bombing.


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