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Michael J Kisselback (1960 - 1994)

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Michael J Kisselback
1960 - 1994
Born
March 17, 1960
Albany, Albany County, New York United States
Death
July 7, 1994
Albany, Albany County, New York United States
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Michael J Kisselback was born on March 17, 1960 in Albany, New York United States. He died on July 7, 1994 in Albany, New York United States at age 34.
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Michael J Kisselback's mother was Mary Margaret Joyce Kisselback and he lived at 32 Orchard Ave in Albany, New York and at 25 Dublin CT in Latham, New York. He attended Christian Brothers Academy in Albany, New York in the latter 1970s, where he played Junior Varsity basketball and Varsity football. According to an article in the "Gazette Reporter" in Albany, Michael was a landscaper and was killed by a bolt of lightning when a violent thunderstorm passed over the city. He was pronounced dead at St. Peter's Hospital. Other accounts differ slightly, see Lightning kills man as storms rip state
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Lightning kills man as storms rip state

This is an excerpt from an article that appeared in The Ithaca Journal (Ithaca New York) on July 8, 1994 Fri: Victim was hit by bolt bouncing off tree Albany (AP) - A bolt of lightning from a violent thunderstorm instantly killed a man while he was doing yard work. Michael J. Kisselback, 34, of Albany was holding a metal weed trimmer when he was hit by the bolt just before 4 p.m. Thursday, police said. A landscaper, Kisselback was working on the yard of a house at the time. Police said he was crossing a parking lot when he was struck, but a fire official said Kisselback was under a tree and was hit by a bolt that bounced off the tree. Emergency crews could not resuscitate him, and he was pronounced dead at St. Peter's Hospital at 5:40 pm, Officer Kevin Reedy said.
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Michael J Kisselback passed away on July 7, 1994 in Albany, New York United States at 34 years old. he was buried in Menands, New York United States. He was born on March 17, 1960 in Albany, New York United States. We have no information about Michael's immediate family.
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In 1960, in the year that Michael J Kisselback was born, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1971, he was just 11 years old when in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

In 1974, Michael was merely 14 years old when on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

In 1988, Michael was 28 years old when on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In 1994, in the year of Michael J Kisselback's passing, on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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