William H Geiss

(1907 - 1998)

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William H Geiss
1907 - 1998
Born
August 26, 1907
Death
January 11, 1998
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Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania 19609
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William H Geiss was born on August 26, 1907. He died on January 11, 1998 at 90 years old. We know that William H Geiss had been residing in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania 19609.
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William H Geiss died on January 11, 1998 at 90 years old. He was born on August 26, 1907. We are unaware of information about William's surviving family. We know that William H Geiss had been residing in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania 19609.

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In 1907, in the year that William H Geiss was born, radiometric dating, a recently discovered technology that could date rocks, found that the earth was 2.2 billion years old which was dramatically older than previously thought. Later refinements and advancements in science would date the age of the earth at over 4.5 billion years.

In 1949, when he was 42 years old, on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1968, when he was 61 years old, 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 1982, he was 75 years old when on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

In 1998, in the year of William H Geiss's passing, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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