Viola H Geiss

(1905 - 1997)

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Viola H Geiss
1905 - 1997
Born
July 30, 1905
Death
June 4, 1997
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Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44126
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Viola H Geiss was born on July 30, 1905. She died on June 4, 1997 at 91 years old. We know that Viola H Geiss had been residing in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44126.
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Viola H Geiss died on June 4, 1997 at age 91. She was born on July 30, 1905. We have no information about Viola's family or relationships. We know that Viola H Geiss had been residing in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44126.

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In 1905, in the year that Viola H Geiss was born, federal spending was $0.57 billion, unemployment was 4.3%, and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. Current U.S. government spending is $4.268 trillion.

In 1925, when she was 20 years old, on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1934, at the age of 29 years old, Viola was alive when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1988, when she was 83 years old, 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 1997, in the year of Viola H Geiss's passing, on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

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