Samuel Besner (1891 - 1983)

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Samuel Besner
1891 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
Samuel Besner was born on October 29, 1891. He died in February 1983 at 91 years old. We know that Samuel Besner had been residing in Troy, Oakland County, Michigan 48084.

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Samuel Besner passed away in February 1983 at 91 years of age. He was born on October 29, 1891. We are unaware of information about Samuel's family or relationships. We know that Samuel Besner had been residing in Troy, Oakland County, Michigan 48084.
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In 1891, in the year that Samuel Besner was born, from March 9th through the 12th, a blizzard hit the south and west of England. Called the Great Blizzard of 1891, it led to snow drifts of up to 15 feet and killed 200 people and 6,000 animals. Fourteen ships sank.

In 1902, when he was just 11 years old, the Aswan Low Dam (the old Aswan Dam) began construction in Egypt in 1899 and was completed in 1902 - making it the largest masonry dam in the world at the time. The dam was built on the Nile River in order to conserve water and regulate flooding, allowing for population increase along the Nile.

In 1938, by the time he was 47 years old, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1952, by the time he was 61 years old, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1983, in the year of Samuel Besner'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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May 2, 1931 - Dec 28, 1996
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Jan 27, 1927 - Mar 15, 2000
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F W Besner
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Peggy J Besner
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