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Cordelia Hill (1907 - 1990)

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Cordelia Hill
1907 - 1990
Born
December 28, 1907
Death
August 1990
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Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19139
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Cordelia Hill was born on December 28, 1907. She died in August 1990 at age 82. We know that Cordelia Hill had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19139.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Cordelia Hill passed away in August 1990 at age 82. She was born on December 28, 1907. There is no information about Cordelia's surviving family. We know that Cordelia Hill had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19139.
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In 1907, in the year that Cordelia Hill was born, radiometric dating, a recently discovered technology that could date rocks, found that the earth was 2.2 billion years old which was dramatically older than previously thought. Later refinements and advancements in science would date the age of the earth at over 4.5 billion years.

In 1911, at the age of only 4 years old, Cordelia was alive when the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

In 1955, by the time she was 48 years old, 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.

In 1975, at the age of 68 years old, Cordelia was alive when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1990, in the year of Cordelia Hill's passing, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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