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Clayton P Cornell (1919 - 2005)

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Clayton P Cornell
1919 - 2005
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October 26, 1919
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August 30, 2005
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Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 02770
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Clayton P Cornell was born on October 26, 1919. He died on August 30, 2005 at age 85. We know that Clayton P Cornell had been residing in Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 02770.
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Clayton P Cornell passed away on August 30, 2005 at 85 years of age. He was born on October 26, 1919. We have no information about Clayton's immediate family. We know that Clayton P Cornell had been residing in Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 02770.
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In 1919, in the year that Clayton P Cornell was born, Indian lawyer Mahatma Gandhi initiated the Satyagraha campaigns, beginning the nonviolent resistance movement against British rule of India. Satyagraha means "holding onto truth" and the campaign for India independence, which was eventually obtained, called for "self-suffering" rather than inflicting suffering (i.e., violence) on others.

In 1922, when he was merely 3 years old, the Reparations Commission assessed German liability for World War 1 at 132 billion gold marks (over $32 billion U.S. dollars at the time). This led to hyperinflation in Germany and created the political and social atmosphere in which Hitler was able to rise to power.

In 1938, by the time he was 19 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1967, he was 48 years old when between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1970, when he was 51 years old, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

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