Robert Bent (1859 - 1944)

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Robert Bent
1859 - 1944
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1859
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1944
Bendigo, Australia
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Bendigo, Australia
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Robert Bent was born in 1859. He is the child of Bent Andrew Bent and Anna Hurley Bent. He died in 1944 in Bendigo, Australia at 85 years of age.
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Robert Bent died in 1944 in Bendigo, Australia at 85 years old. He was born in 1859. He is the child of Bent Andrew Bent and Anna Hurley Bent.

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In 1859, in the year that Robert Bent was born, on February 14th, Oregon became the 33rd U.S. state. In its state constitution, Oregon included a "whites only" clause although it was never enforced.

In 1867, by the time he was merely 8 years old, on January 8th, African-American men were given the right to vote in the District of Columbia when Congress overrode President Andrew Johnson's veto. This was the first place in the U.S. to give African Americans the right to vote.

In 1877, when he was 18 years old, on November 21st, Thomas Edison announced his new invention - the phonograph. Recording sound was considered to be Edison's first great invention. On November 29th, he demonstrated the phonograph for the public.

In 1902, Robert was 43 years old when the modern air conditioner was invented by Willis H. Carrier. The company that he worked for needed to find a way to control humidity and by solving this problem, Carrier created a system that could be used for cooling the rooms of a house. The Sun Belt thanks him!

In 1944, in the year of Robert Bent's passing, on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

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