Philip Geissman (1950 - 1979)

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Philip Geissman
1950 - 1979
updated February 06, 2019
Philip Geissman was born on December 22, 1950. He died in November 1979 at 28 years of age.


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Philip Geissman died in November 1979 at 28 years old. He was born on December 22, 1950. We have no information about Philip's immediate family.
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In 1950, in the year that Philip Geissman was born, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1960, at the age of just 10 years old, Philip was alive when 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 1961, by the time he was only 11 years old, on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

In 1979, in the year of Philip Geissman's passing, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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Jul 1, 1969 - Jan 22, 2011
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Lundy Geissman
Sep 2, 1906 - March 1983
Redwood City, California
Henrietta G Geissman
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Loraine Geissman
May 23, 1914 - Feb 28, 2008
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Theodore Geissman
Jun 17, 1908 - November 1978
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Christina Geissman
around 1877 - Jun 30, 1904
Leopold Geissman
around 1847 - Feb 17, 1929

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