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Jose L Cortes (1950 - 2005)

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Jose L Cortes
1950 - 2005
Born
August 5, 1950
Death
March 2, 2005
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Staten Island, Richmond County, New York 10314
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Jose L Cortes was born on August 5, 1950. He died on March 2, 2005 at 54 years of age. We know that Jose L Cortes had been residing in Staten Island, Richmond County, New York 10314.
Updated: October 5, 2011
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Jose L Cortes died on March 2, 2005 at age 54. He was born on August 5, 1950. We have no information about Jose's family or relationships. We know that Jose L Cortes had been residing in Staten Island, Richmond County, New York 10314.
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1950 - 2005 World Events

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In 1950, in the year that Jose L Cortes was born, on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

In 1968, at the age of 18 years old, Jose was alive when on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1976, by the time he was 26 years old, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1986, he was 36 years old when on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

In 1990, at the age of 40 years old, Jose was alive when 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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