Rodman Cornell (1922 - 1978)

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Rodman Cornell
1922 - 1978
updated February 06, 2019
Rodman Cornell was born on June 19, 1922. Rodman died in May 1978 at 55 years old.


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Rodman Cornell died in May 1978 at 55 years of age. Rodman was born on June 19, 1922. We are unaware of information about Rodman's surviving family.
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In 1922, in the year that Rodman Cornell was born, on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

In 1938, this person was 16 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1957, Rodman was 35 years old when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1961, Rodman was 39 years old when on January 20th, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. He had previously been a U.S. Senator and a Congressman, both from the state of Massachusetts, as well as a Naval lieutenant in World War II.

In 1978, in the year of Rodman Cornell's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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May 19, 1901 - Mar 14, 1997
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Richard Cornell
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Eva Cornell
Dec 2, 1900 - October 1982
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Julien M Cornell
Jul 7, 1933 - Dec 12, 2002
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George M Cornell
Oct 24, 1937 - Nov 3, 1995
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Robert B Cornell
Dec 3, 1894 - Apr 23, 1991
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George R Cornell
Nov 7, 1941 - Apr 13, 2008
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Glenn Cornell
Oct 3, 1940 - February 1976
William Cornell
Apr 8, 1916 - July 1968
William P Cornell
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Jan 22, 1897 - July 1970
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Bertie Cornell
Dec 14, 1896 - September 1970
Margaret Cornell
May 29, 1917 - Sep 19, 1987
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Dorothy Cornell
Mar 14, 1917 - May 1972
Albert Cornell
Aug 18, 1918 - October 1987
Mount Sidney, VA
Eugene Robert Cornell
Nov 23, 1923 - Aug 18, 1994
Thonotosassa, FL

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