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Peter Layssard (1892 - 1967)

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Peter Layssard
1892 - 1967
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April 12, 1892
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February 15, 1967
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Colfax, Grant County, Louisiana 71417
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Peter Layssard was born on April 12, 1892. He died on February 15, 1967 at 74 years old. We know that Peter Layssard had been residing in Colfax, Grant County, Louisiana 71417.
Updated: November 7, 2011
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Peter Layssard passed away on February 15, 1967 at age 74. He was born on April 12, 1892. We have no information about Peter's surviving family. We know that Peter Layssard had been residing in Colfax, Grant County, Louisiana 71417.
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1892 - 1967 World Events

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In 1892, in the year that Peter Layssard was born, on October 5th, the Dalton Gang was shot. The Gang was attempting to rob two banks - simultaneously - in Coffeyville Kansas but word spread of the robberies and townspeople with guns greeted them when they left the banks. Four members of the gang were killed - only Emmett Dalton survived his wounds and spent 14 years in prison.

In 1926, when he was 34 years old, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1931, by the time he was 39 years old, 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 1959, he was 67 years old when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1967, in the year of Peter Layssard's passing, between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

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