Winfield F Corriston (1918 - 1998)

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Winfield F Corriston
1918 - 1998
February 9, 1918
April 22, 1998
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Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland 21804
Winfield F Corriston was born on February 9, 1918. Winfield died on April 22, 1998 at 80 years of age. We know that Winfield F Corriston had been residing in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland 21804.
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Winfield F Corriston died on April 22, 1998 at 80 years of age. Winfield was born on February 9, 1918. We have no information about Winfield's immediate family. We know that Winfield F Corriston had been residing in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland 21804.

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In 1918, in the year that Winfield F Corriston was born, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

In 1923, by the time this person was only 5 years old, the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

In 1947, Winfield was 29 years old when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1978, Winfield was 60 years old when on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

In 1998, in the year of Winfield F Corriston's passing, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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