Joseph Cornish (1910 - 1976)

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Joseph Cornish
1910 - 1976
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May 17, 1910
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October 1976
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North East, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16428
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Joseph Cornish was born on May 17, 1910. He died in October 1976 at 66 years old. We know that Joseph Cornish had been residing in North East, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16428.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Joseph Cornish passed away in October 1976 at 66 years old. He was born on May 17, 1910. There is no information about Joseph's family. We know that Joseph Cornish had been residing in North East, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16428.

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In 1910, in the year that Joseph Cornish was born, Angel Island, which is in San Francisco Bay, became the immigration center for Asians entering U.S. It was often referred to as "The Ellis Island of the West". Due to restrictive laws against Chinese immigration, many immigrants spent years on the island.

In 1931, at the age of 21 years old, Joseph was alive when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1959, at the age of 49 years old, Joseph was alive when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1960, he was 50 years old when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1976, in the year of Joseph Cornish's passing, 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."

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