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Bennett, James Gordon

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Born: 1841 AD
Died: 1918 AD, at 77 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Journalist

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US journalist, newspaper editor, and yachtsman

 

1841 - Born on the 10th of May in New York City.

 

1866 - Served in the Navy during the Civil War, and iwon the first trans-oceanic boat race.

 

1869 - Commissioned Henry Stanley to journey through Africa to find David Livingstone.

 

1877 - He left New York after an incident that ended his engagement to socialite Caroline May.

 

1879-1881 - Financed George De Long's Arctic expedition.

 

Established the Gordon Bennett Cup for international yachting and the Gordon Bennett Cup for automobile races.

 

1906 - He funded a trophy for the Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett.

 

1918 - James Gordon Bennett, Jr. died on 14th of May in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

 

 

 


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