Leland Geisser (1917 - 1968)

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Leland Geisser
1917 - 1968
updated February 06, 2019
Leland Geisser was born on September 30, 1917. He died in October 1968 at 51 years of age.


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Leland Geisser died in October 1968 at age 51. He was born on September 30, 1917. We have no information about Leland's surviving family.
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In 1917, in the year that Leland Geisser was born, the NHL (National Hockey League) was established as a response to the demise of the National Hockey Association (NHA). The first superstar of the League was "Phantom" Joe Malone of the Montreal Canadiens, a leading scorer with records that still stand. The Canadiens won the NHL championship over the Senators.

In 1925, he was merely 8 years old when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1933, Leland was 16 years old when on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1942, by the time he was 25 years old, on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

In 1968, in the year of Leland Geisser's passing, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

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Other Geissers

Benjamin Geisser
Apr 9, 1890 - January 1967
Sacramento, California
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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