George Nissen (1906 - 1989)

George Nissen
1906 - 1989
updated February 06, 2019
George Nissen was born on April 9, 1906. He died on January 28, 1989 at 82 years old.


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George Nissen passed away on January 28, 1989 at age 82. He was born on April 9, 1906. We are unaware of information about George's surviving family.
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In 1906, in the year that George Nissen was born, the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1918, George was only 12 years old when in January, President Wilson presented his Fourteen Points, which assured citizens that World War I was being fought for a moral cause and outlined a plan for postwar peace in Europe. The only leader of the Allies to present such a plan, the Europeans thought Wilson was being too idealistic. The points included free trade, open agreements, democracy and self-determination. They were based on the research and suggestions of 150 advisors.

In 1937, when he was 31 years old, on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1961, by the time he was 55 years old, on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

In 1989, in the year of George Nissen's passing, on January 20th, George Herbert Walker Bush became the 41st President of the United States. Previously Ronald Regan's Vice President, he ran against Michael Dukakis and won the popular vote by 53.4% to 45.6%.

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1808 - 1883
1820 - 1870
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1856 - Unknown
Dec 31, 1969 - May 12, 1965
around 1848 - Apr 15, 1909
around 1882 - Mar 9, 1897
around 1894  - Apr 22, 1894
Mar 2, 1901 - August 1975
May 18, 1933 - December 1984
Aug 29, 1913 - November 1985
May 10, 1892 - May 1969
Mar 7, 1900 - July 1968
Feb 27, 1881 - September 1965
Apr 1, 1931 - Jun 11, 2009
Jul 12, 1930 - Apr 18, 2008

Other Nissens

Jun 12, 1939 - Apr 15, 1993
Jun 2, 1945 - December 1992
Sep 1, 1924 - July 1987
Aug 21, 1893 - October 1979
Jun 28, 1905 - July 1983
Jan 23, 1923 - Mar 20, 1989
Oct 11, 1884 - August 1967
Jan 20, 1926 - Sep 23, 2000
Jan 15, 1929 - May 4, 1997
Mar 6, 1911 - October 1986
Sep 28, 1890 - Jan 3, 1991
Nov 7, 1909 - Jan 9, 2006
Dec 15, 1916 - Nov 1, 2001
Sep 19, 1902 - February 1990
Jan 21, 1957 - Oct 7, 2004
Feb 23, 1917 - Apr 10, 1991
May 30, 1880 - December 1977
May 19, 1891 - April 1977
Oct 19, 1918 - Feb 3, 2006
Oct 12, 1909 - May 1982

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Oct 16, 1899 - May 1983
Mar 22, 1888 - Apr 18, 1989
May 1, 1896 - December 1973
Sep 25, 1897 - Feb 12, 1992
Dec 4, 1890 - June 1979
Nov 26, 1881 - August 1966
Mar 27, 1909 - March 1987
Feb 11, 1892 - December 1977
Feb 25, 1938 - Mar 2, 2010
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