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Leland R Furister (1949 - 2000)

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Leland R Furister
1949 - 2000
Born
June 12, 1949
Death
September 6, 2000
Genesys Pkwy, in Grand Blanc, Genesee County, Michigan, 48439, United States
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6119 grove ave, in Grand Blanc, Genesee County, Michigan 48439
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Leland R Furister was born on June 12, 1949. He is the child of Leland Fay Furister. He died on September 6, 2000 in Grand Blanc, Michigan, United States at 51 years of age.
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6119 grove ave, in Grand Blanc, Genesee County, Michigan 48439
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Leland R Furister passed away on September 6, 2000 in Grand Blanc, Michigan, United States at age 51. he was buried in Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, Grand Blanc, Michigan United States. He was born on June 12, 1949. He is the child of Leland Fay Furister.
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In 1949, in the year that Leland R Furister was born, on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1957, when he was just 8 years old, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1975, by the time he was 26 years old, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

In 1988, he was 39 years old when on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

In 1991, Leland was 42 years old when on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

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