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William J Benjamin (1936 - 2007)

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William J Benjamin
1936 - 2007
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March 16, 1936
Death
February 17, 2007
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Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48227
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William J Benjamin was born on March 16, 1936. He died on February 17, 2007 at age 70. We know that William J Benjamin had been residing in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48227.
Updated: November 3, 2011
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William J Benjamin passed away on February 17, 2007 at 70 years old. He was born on March 16, 1936. We have no information about William's immediate family. We know that William J Benjamin had been residing in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48227.
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In 1936, in the year that William J Benjamin was born, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1948, William was only 12 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1969, at the age of 33 years old, William 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 1986, he was 50 years old when on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

In 1995, by the time he was 59 years old, on September 3rd, eBay was founded in San Jose California. Beginning as simply a place for Pierre Omidyar's girlfriend (now wife) to share her Pez passion and collection online, the site has become a multibillion-dollar business and operates in 30 countries.

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