Alvin Corzilius (1899 - 1986)

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Alvin Corzilius
1899 - 1986
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February 6, 1899
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February 1986
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511
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Alvin Corzilius was born on February 6, 1899. He died in February 1986 at age 86. We know that Alvin Corzilius had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.
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Alvin Corzilius died in February 1986 at 86 years of age. He was born on February 6, 1899. There is no information about Alvin's family or relationships. We know that Alvin Corzilius had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.

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In 1899, in the year that Alvin Corzilius was born, on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

In 1914, by the time he was merely 15 years old, in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1947, by the time he was 48 years old, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1950, at the age of 51 years old, Alvin was alive when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1986, in the year of Alvin Corzilius's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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