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Morris Cohan (1890 - 1968)

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Morris Cohan
1890 - 1968
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January 15, 1890
Death
February 1968
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Elmont, Nassau County, New York 11003
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Morris Cohan was born on January 15, 1890. He died in February 1968 at 78 years of age. We know that Morris Cohan had been residing in Elmont, Nassau County, New York 11003.
Updated: October 5, 2011
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Morris Cohan died in February 1968 at 78 years old. He was born on January 15, 1890. We have no information about Morris' family or relationships. We know that Morris Cohan had been residing in Elmont, Nassau County, New York 11003.
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In 1890, in the year that Morris Cohan was born, on July 3rd, Idaho became the 43rd state in the United States. On July 10th, Wyoming became the 44th state.

In 1929, by the time he was 39 years old, on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

In 1947, by the time he was 57 years old, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1952, Morris was 62 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1968, in the year of Morris Cohan's passing, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

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