Robert Bent (1907 - 1982)

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Robert Bent
1907 - 1982
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April 3, 1907
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January 1982
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Blythe, Riverside County, California 92225
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Robert Bent was born on April 3, 1907. He died in January 1982 at 74 years old. We know that Robert Bent had been residing in Blythe, Riverside County, California 92225.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Robert Bent died in January 1982 at age 74. He was born on April 3, 1907. There is no information about Robert's surviving family. We know that Robert Bent had been residing in Blythe, Riverside County, California 92225.

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In 1907, in the year that Robert Bent was born, the state of Oklahoma was admitted to the United States on November 16. Previously called "Oklahoma Territory" and "Indian Territory", the two areas were merged and Oklahoma became the 46th state. It is the 28th most populous state.

In 1918, at the age of only 11 years old, Robert was alive when in July, Russian revolutionaries executed the former Tzar Nicholas II and his immediate family. While it was rumored that two of the children had survived, it was later proven through DNA analysis - when their bodies were found - that the entire family had been killed.

In 1969, at the age of 62 years old, Robert was alive when one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

In 1978, he was 71 years old 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, in the year of Robert Bent's passing, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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