Benjamin Geisser (1890 - 1967)

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Benjamin Geisser
1890 - 1967
updated February 06, 2019
Benjamin Geisser was born on April 9, 1890. He died in January 1967 at age 76. We know that Benjamin Geisser had been residing in Sacramento, Sacramento County, California 95814.


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Benjamin Geisser died in January 1967 at 76 years of age. He was born on April 9, 1890. We are unaware of information about Benjamin's immediate family. We know that Benjamin Geisser had been residing in Sacramento, Sacramento County, California 95814.
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In 1890, in the year that Benjamin Geisser was born, on July 3rd, Idaho became the 43rd state in the United States. On July 10th, Wyoming became the 44th state.

In 1910, at the age of 20 years old, Benjamin was alive when Halley's comet, which returns past the earth every 75 - 76 years was observed photographically for the first time. Two fortuitous events occurred - photography had been invented since the last time the comet had passed and the comet was relatively close. There was panic because one astronomer claimed that the gas from its tail "would impregnate the atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet." People bought gas masks, "anti-comet pills" and "anti-comet umbrellas".

In 1920, at the age of 30 years old, Benjamin was alive when on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

In 1951, he was 61 years old when on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1967, in the year of Benjamin Geisser's passing, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

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Other Geissers

Pauline R Geisser
Aug 1, 1910 - May 18, 1999
Pleasant Hill, CA
Kathleen J Geisser
Dec 6, 1947 - Jan 22, 2003
Fairfield, CA
Theodore Geisser
July 1901 - April 1972
San Jose, California
Minnie Geisser
Nov 1, 1888 - March 1975
Sacramento, California
Carl W. Geisser
Born: around 1967
Rosemary L. (Carmichael) Geisser
Born: around 1966
Blanche Geisser
around 1890 - Nov 3, 1892
Female Geisser
around 1919 - Oct 25, 1922
Harold Geisser
around 1924 - Feb 23, 1925
Ida Geisser
around 1891 - Jul 13, 1938

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