Cora Townsend

(1919 - 1985)

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Cora Townsend
1919 - 1985
Born
May 19, 1919
Death
April 1985
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Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee 38114
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Cora Townsend was born on May 19, 1919. She died in April 1985 at 65 years old. We know that Cora Townsend had been residing in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee 38114.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Cora Townsend passed away in April 1985 at 65 years of age. She was born on May 19, 1919. We have no information about Cora's family or relationships. We know that Cora Townsend had been residing in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee 38114.

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In 1919, in the year that Cora Townsend was born, on January 6th, President Theodore Roosevelt died. Having gone to bed the previous night after being treated for breathing problems, the ex-President died in his sleep from a clot that had traveled to his lungs. He was 60. After a simple service, Roosevelt was buried on a hillside overlooking Oyster Bay.

In 1925, Cora was merely 6 years old when on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1937, by the time she was 18 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1963, when she was 44 years old, on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1985, in the year of Cora Townsend's passing, in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

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