1870 – Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on the 3rd of October.
1893 – Benedict attended Harvard University, earning his bachelor’s degree.
1894 – His master’s degree.
1895 – He earned his PhD , magna cum laude, at Heidelberg University.
– He taught at Wesleyan University and did work for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
1937 – He toured and lectured about magicians.
1957 – Died on the 14th of April at his home in Machiasport, Maine.