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Regina Benjeski (1913 - 1983)

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Regina Benjeski
1913 - 1983
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January 8, 1913
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October 1983
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Duquesne, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15110
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Regina Benjeski was born on January 8, 1913. She died in October 1983 at 70 years old. We know that Regina Benjeski had been residing in Duquesne, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15110.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Regina Benjeski died in October 1983 at age 70. She was born on January 8, 1913. We have no information about Regina's family or relationships. We know that Regina Benjeski had been residing in Duquesne, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15110.
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In 1913, in the year that Regina Benjeski was born, the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

In 1945, at the age of 32 years old, Regina was alive when on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

In 1960, she was 47 years old when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1974, when she was 61 years old, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

In 1983, in the year of Regina Benjeski's passing, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

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