Carmela Cagnina (1891 - 1988)

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Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida

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1891 - In the year that Carmela Cagnina was born, on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

1955 - She was 64 years old when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

1959 - Carmela was 68 years old when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

1976 - At the age of 85 years old, Carmela was alive when The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

1988 - In the year of Carmela Cagnina's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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Carmela Cagnina died in December 1988 at 96 years of age. There is no known cause of death. She was born on December 7, 1891. We are unaware of information about Carmela's family or relationships. We know that Carmela Cagnina had been residing in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.

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