Rufus Bennett (1906 - 1963)

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Rufus Bennett
1906 - 1963
updated February 06, 2019
Rufus Bennett was born on January 4, 1906. He died in March 1963 at 57 years old.


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Rufus Bennett died in March 1963 at age 57. He was born on January 4, 1906. We have no information about Rufus's family or relationships.
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In 1906, in the year that Rufus Bennett was born, President Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Prize for Peace. The award was considered controversial at the time because many thought that he was an imperialist. But he had brokered peace between Russia and Japan a year previous and had allowed a dispute between Mexico and the U.S. to go to arbitration, resolving the issue peacefully rather than resorting to military conflict. For these two reasons, the Nobel Prize committee chose him for the Peace Prize.

In 1911, Rufus was only 5 years old when Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, along with four fellow Norwegian explorers. After hearing that Peary had beaten him to the North Pole, Amundsen decided to tackle the South Pole. On December 14th, he succeeded.

In 1933, he was 27 years old when on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1945, by the time he was 39 years old, on January 9th, the (over 8 month long) Battle of Luzon began in the Philippines with the United States and Filipino forces attacking Japanese forces - with the intent to take back control of the Philippines. By March, the Allies had taken control of all of the strategically and economically important locations in the Philippines but pockets of resistance held out until the surrender of Japan in August.

In 1963, in the year of Rufus Bennett's passing, the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

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Rufus Paul Bennett
Born: around 1911
Texas, United States
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Born: around 1909
Oklahoma, United States
Rufus L Bennett
Born: around 1911
United States
Rufus W Bennett
Born: around 1919
West Virginia, United States
Rufus Jr Bennett
Born: around 1920
Maryland, United States
Rufus C Bennett
Born: around 1928
Ohio, United States
Rufus William Bennett
1897 - 1971
Fitzroy, Australia
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around 1901 - Oct 11, 1948
Rufus L. Bennett
Born: around 1966
Rufus Bennett
Born: around 1954
Rufus F. Bennett
Born: around 1939
Rufus F. Bennett
Born: around 1939
Rufus Bennett
Born: around 1954
Rufus Bennett
Apr 7, 1898 - October 1971
Portland, Oregon
Rufus Bennett
Aug 24, 1911 - November 1985
Hughson, California
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Nov 22, 1902 - August 1985
Alton, Missouri
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Apr 26, 1895 - May 1972
Corsicana, Texas
Rufus P Bennett
Mar 9, 1911 - Feb 8, 2005
Alvin, TX
Rufus Bennett
May 5, 1886 - December 1964
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Oct 10, 1919 - September 1971

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Jewell Bennett
Jun 20, 1914 - February 1977
Willie Bennett
Mar 6, 1888 - October 1979
Little Rock, Arkansas
Martha Bennett
Oct 10, 1889 - May 1970
Dallas, Texas
Ethel Bennett
Jan 12, 1889 - April 1968
Little Rock, Arkansas
C R Bennett
Aug 28, 1952 - September 1984
Dorothy A Bennett
Sep 27, 1911 - December 1998
Bentonville, AR
Clarence Bennett
Apr 11, 1916 - January 1986
Little Rock, Arkansas
Johnnie M Bennett
Jul 27, 1907 - Aug 7, 1995
Turlock, CA
Sam Bennett
Mar 14, 1918 - Jun 17, 1991
Dewitt Bennett
Nov 14, 1914 - August 1978
Bryant, Arkansas
Maurice H Bennett
Jan 30, 1909 - Jan 9, 1989
Benton, AR
Cleve W Bennett
May 22, 1907 - Jun 25, 1989
Longview, TX
Myrtle Bennett
Aug 18, 1905 - December 1977
Pea Ridge, Arkansas
James Bennett
Jul 25, 1952 - Apr 5, 2006
Naomia Bennett
Aug 21, 1911 - Mar 31, 1992
Judsonia, AR
Clarence Bennett
Jan 7, 1909 - May 1973
Little Rock, Arkansas
Creed Bennett
Oct 8, 1913 - October 1986
Little Rock, Arkansas
Mathis Bennett
Apr 23, 1906 - May 16, 1992
Fremont, CA
Porter Bennett
Mar 25, 1901 - May 15, 1999
Camden, AR
Marie Bennett
Oct 26, 1917 - April 1979
Little Rock, Arkansas

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Walter Kirby
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Little Rock, Arkansas
Raymond Flanagin
Sep 8, 1896 - September 1980
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Georgia Williams
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Elizabeth F Cheney
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