Corine Curry (1917 - 1999)

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Corine Curry
1917 - 1999
August 14, 1917
May 20, 1999
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Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama 36420
Corine Curry was born on August 14, 1917. She died on May 20, 1999 at 81 years old. We know that Corine Curry had been residing in Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama 36420.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Corine Curry died on May 20, 1999 at age 81. She was born on August 14, 1917. There is no information about Corine's family or relationships. We know that Corine Curry had been residing in Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama 36420.

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In 1917, in the year that Corine Curry was born, "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

In 1924, she was only 7 years old when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1938, at the age of 21 years old, Corine was alive when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1945, by the time she was 28 years old, on January 20th, Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworn in to his fourth term as President of the United States. He died 82 days into his term and his new Vice-President, Harry Truman, became President.

In 1958, at the age of 41 years old, Corine was alive when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

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