Russell Nissen (1914 - 1989)

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Russell Nissen
1914 - 1989
updated February 06, 2019
Russell Nissen was born on November 1, 1914. He died on July 31, 1989 at 74 years of age. We know that Russell Nissen had been residing in Olivia, Renville County, Minnesota 56277.


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Russell Nissen died on July 31, 1989 at age 74. He was born on November 1, 1914. We are unaware of information about Russell's family. We know that Russell Nissen had been residing in Olivia, Renville County, Minnesota 56277.
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In 1914, in the year that Russell Nissen was born, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Anna Jarvis had championed a Mother's Day for years but Congress had joked a few years earlier that then they would have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day" as well. The President who championed a woman's right to vote also created a day in their honor.

In 1951, at the age of 37 years old, Russell was alive when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1968, he was 54 years old when on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1973, at the age of 59 years old, Russell was alive when in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

In 1989, in the year of Russell Nissen's passing, on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

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Leo M Nissen
May 18, 1925 - May 12, 2001
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Feb 10, 1897 - January 1990
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Apr 22, 1903 - Oct 28, 1995
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Sep 22, 1896 - August 1979
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Jan 15, 1934 - Jun 16, 2004
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Apr 9, 1906 - Jan 28, 1989
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Jun 12, 1939 - Apr 15, 1993
Kenneth E Nissen
Jun 2, 1945 - December 1992
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Sep 1, 1924 - July 1987
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Aug 21, 1893 - October 1979
Winona, Minnesota
Victor Nissen
Jun 28, 1905 - July 1983
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Violet B Nissen
Jan 23, 1923 - Mar 20, 1989
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Carl Nissen
Oct 11, 1884 - August 1967
Kingman, Arizona
Marlys A Nissen
Jan 20, 1926 - Sep 23, 2000
Donna M Nissen
Jan 15, 1929 - May 4, 1997
Minneapolis, MN
Wayne Nissen
Mar 6, 1911 - October 1986
Glendale, Arizona
Charles E Nissen
Sep 28, 1890 - Jan 3, 1991
Gladys Almeda Nissen
Nov 7, 1909 - Jan 9, 2006
Lakefield, Minnesota
Renata L Nissen
Dec 15, 1916 - Nov 1, 2001
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Amy K Nissen
Sep 19, 1902 - February 1990

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