Gerrit Visser (1916 - 1997)

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Gerrit Visser
1916 - 1997
August 23, 1916
October 12, 1997
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Brooten, Stearns County, Minnesota 56316
Gerrit Visser was born on August 23, 1916. He died on October 12, 1997 at age 81. We know that Gerrit Visser had been residing in Brooten, Stearns County, Minnesota 56316.
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Gerrit Visser passed away on October 12, 1997 at 81 years old. He was born on August 23, 1916. There is no information about Gerrit's family. We know that Gerrit Visser had been residing in Brooten, Stearns County, Minnesota 56316.

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In 1916, in the year that Gerrit Visser was born, the U.S. National Park Service - part of the Department of the Interior - was created by an act of Congress in August. The Park Service was charged with the dual role of "preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment". The resources managed by the National Park Service have often been referred to as the "crown jewels" of the United States.

In 1931, at the age of only 15 years old, Gerrit was alive when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1966, when he was 50 years old, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1979, Gerrit was 63 years old when on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

In 1997, in the year of Gerrit Visser's passing, on August 31st, Princess Diana of Great Britain was killed when her car crashed into a pillar in the tunnel under the Pont de l'Alma bridge in Paris. The car she was riding in was trying to evade the paparazzi but it was also discovered later that the driver of the car, who was also killed, had three times the legal limit of alcohol which likely contributed to the accident.

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