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Sylvia Cohen (1915 - 1988)

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Sylvia Cohen
1915 - 1988
Born
December 31, 1915
Death
October 1988
Last Known Residence
Bronx, Bronx County, New York 10471
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Sylvia Cohen of Bronx, Bronx County, New York was born on December 31, 1915, and died at age 72 years old in October 1988.
Updated: October 6, 2011
Biography ID: 17334086

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Sylvia Cohen passed away at age 72 years old in October 1988. Sylvia Cohen of Bronx, Bronx County, New York was born on December 31, 1915.

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Sylvia Cohen lived 4 years shorter than the average Cohen family member when she died at the age of 72.
The average age of a Cohen family member is 76.
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1915 - 1988 World Events

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In 1915, in the year that Sylvia Cohen was born, the Superior Court in Fulton County Georgia accepted the charter for the establishment of the new Ku Klux Klan, succeeding the Klan that flourished in the South in the late 1800's. This iteration of the Klan adopted white clothing and used many of the code words from the first Klan, adding cross burnings and mass marches in an attempt to intimidate others.

In 1924, when she was merely 9 years old, J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1959, Sylvia was 44 years old 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 1974, at the age of 59 years old, Sylvia was alive when on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

In 1988, in the year of Sylvia Cohen's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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