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Ben Ali


Ben Ali is a neighborhood located within the city of Sacramento, California, United States.


Who is Ben Ali?

Ben Ali: Mahaboob Ben Ali, known as Ben Ali, was a Trinidadian-born American businessman and restaurateur, of Indian extraction. Ali co-founded Ben's Chili Bowl, a landmark restaurant located on U Street in Washington D.C., with his wife, Virginia Ali, in 1958. Ben's Chili Bowl has since attracted presidents, celebrities and politicians.


Ben Ali was the winner of the 1886 Kentucky Derby and was named after his owner James Ben Ali Haggin, a man of Turkish heritage that had struck gold in the California Gold Rush of 1849. Ben Ali was foaled in Kentucky and was a large bay colt sired by Virgil. His damsire was also the great Lexington, a major foundation sire of American thoroughbreds. Ben Ali is best known for his Derby win and a wagering snafu that ushered in a bad era for the Kentucky Derby.

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  1. Ben Ali is a fictional character from the 1951 film My Favorite Spy.
  2. Ben Ali is a fictional character from the 1940 movie Drums of the Desert.
  3. Ben Ali is a fictional character from the 1940 film Drums of the Desert.

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of United States-Africa Relations (2009)

by Robert Anthony Waters Jr.

Bourguiba's successor, Prime Minister Zine al- Abidine Ben Ali, improved relations with Libya and tried unsuccessfully to mediate between Qadafi and the U.S. Ben Ali had removed Bourguiba from power, due to senility, on 7 November 1987.

Google previewDictionary of African Biography (2012)

by Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Professor Emmanuel Akyeampong, Mr. Steven J. Niven

Ben Ali surrounded himself with modern, well-educated technocrats who had carved out careers in the liberal professions, academia, and business, but real authority remained unques- tionably with the president and a small coterie of trusted ...

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