Watson R Geiss

(1921 - 2011)

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Watson R Geiss
1921 - 2011
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May 27, 1921
Death
June 6, 2011
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Elmira, Chemung County, New York 14904
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Watson R Geiss was born on May 27, 1921. Watson died on June 6, 2011 at age 90. We know that Watson R Geiss had been residing in Elmira, Chemung County, New York 14904.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Watson R Geiss passed away on June 6, 2011 at 90 years old. Watson was born on May 27, 1921. We are unaware of information about Watson's family or relationships. We know that Watson R Geiss had been residing in Elmira, Chemung County, New York 14904.

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In 1921, in the year that Watson R Geiss was born, hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1931, by the time this person was only 10 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1963, Watson was 42 years old when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1972, this person was 51 years old when on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

In 1993, when this person was 72 years old, on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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