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Leigh Cornell (1891 - 1986)

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Leigh Cornell
1891 - 1986
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July 26, 1891
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October 1986
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Huntingdon Valley, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 19006
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Leigh Cornell was born on July 26, 1891. She died in October 1986 at 95 years old. We know that Leigh Cornell had been residing in Huntingdon Valley, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 19006.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Leigh Cornell passed away in October 1986 at 95 years of age. She was born on July 26, 1891. There is no information about Leigh's family. We know that Leigh Cornell had been residing in Huntingdon Valley, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 19006.
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In 1891, in the year that Leigh Cornell was born, from March 9th through the 12th, a blizzard hit the south and west of England. Called the Great Blizzard of 1891, it led to snow drifts of up to 15 feet and killed 200 people and 6,000 animals. Fourteen ships sank.

In 1906, at the age of only 15 years old, Leigh was alive when President Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Prize for Peace. The award was considered controversial at the time because many thought that he was an imperialist. But he had brokered peace between Russia and Japan a year previous and had allowed a dispute between Mexico and the U.S. to go to arbitration, resolving the issue peacefully rather than resorting to military conflict. For these two reasons, the Nobel Prize committee chose him for the Peace Prize.

In 1912, at the age of 21 years old, Leigh was alive when Arizona was admitted to the United States in February (on Valentine's Day). It became the 48th state in the Union. Previously a Spanish - then Mexican - territory, the U.S. paid $15 million dollars for the area in 1848. Arizona was the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the United States.

In 1964, when she was 73 years old, on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

In 1986, in the year of Leigh Cornell's passing, 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.

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