Samuel J Besner (1927 - 1996)

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Samuel J Besner
1927 - 1996
updated February 06, 2019
Samuel J Besner was born on August 22, 1927. He died on February 23, 1996 at age 68. We know that Samuel J Besner had been residing in Birmingham, Oakland County, Michigan 48009.

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Samuel J Besner passed away on February 23, 1996 at 68 years of age. He was born on August 22, 1927. We have no information about Samuel's family. We know that Samuel J Besner had been residing in Birmingham, Oakland County, Michigan 48009.
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1927 - 1996 World Events

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In 1927, in the year that Samuel J Besner was born, the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1935, Samuel was just 8 years old when the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1945, when he was 18 years old, on June 22nd, the Battle of Okinawa ended. A joint Army and Marine campaign, supported by the Navy, the Battle of Okinawa went on for 82 days. The last Japanese resistance on Okinawa was defeated. 4,907 Navy, 4,675 Army, and 2,938 Marine Corps personnel were killed in the battle on the US side. It is estimated that 110,071 on the Japanese side were killed - the estimate includes Okinawan citizens who were pressed into service and includes children. With the win of Okinawa, the United States gained an important base of operations in the Pacific.

In 1950, when he was 23 years old, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1996, in the year of Samuel J Besner's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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Nov 25, 1914 - October 1985
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Allen J Besner
May 2, 1931 - Dec 28, 1996
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Frederick E Besner
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F W Besner
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Peggy J Besner
Jun 14, 1947 - Nov 25, 2009
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Feb 20, 1920 - Jun 20, 2003
Milwaukee, WI
William J Besner
May 30, 1914 - Apr 23, 2004
Holyoke, MA
David Barry Besner
Sep 28, 1939 - Dec 7, 2007
Canby, Oregon
Jerome H Besner
Mar 20, 1912 - Dec 25, 1989
Morris J Besner
Aug 13, 1909 - Jul 24, 1991
Sheldon Z Besner
May 1, 1933 - Apr 22, 2007
Portland, OR
Norma Besner
Jan 27, 1920 - Oct 13, 2006
Hopkins, Minnesota
Morris Besner
Sep 22, 1901 - May 15, 1972
Minneapolis, MN
Frieda B Besner
Mar 10, 1910 - Mar 2, 2000
Oregon City, OR
Leo Besner
Oct 31, 1910 - May 1958
Berton Besner
Feb 12, 1906 - February 1966
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Alic Besner
Mar 4, 1906 - Feb 5, 1988
Minneapolis, MN

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