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Zuzanna Bender (1887 - 1978)

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Zuzanna Bender
1887 - 1978
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October 4, 1887
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August 1978
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Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44129
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Zuzanna Bender was born on October 4, 1887. She died in August 1978 at age 90. We know that Zuzanna Bender had been residing in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44129.
Updated: October 8, 2011
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Zuzanna Bender passed away in August 1978 at 90 years of age. She was born on October 4, 1887. There is no information about Zuzanna's family. We know that Zuzanna Bender had been residing in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44129.
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In 1887, in the year that Zuzanna Bender was born, on July 1st, the assembly for the supports of the Eiffel Tower began . A wrought iron lattice tower, it was designed and built by Gustave Eiffel - who also contributed to the building of the Statue of Liberty. There are 18,000 pieces in the Eiffel Tower - which had to be built separately and then assembled in place - with rivets - to complete the Tower.

In 1917, at the age of 30 years old, Zuzanna was alive when the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

In 1921, she was 34 years old when in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1935, Zuzanna was 48 years old when on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1978, in the year of Zuzanna Bender's passing, 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.

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