Dying is just like taxes in the respect that it is going to happen to you and me. Over history, we realize it doesn’t matter who you are, you are going to face death. Famous people have no secret weapon against death.
They are just like you and I. They will die. We will die. Death is a part of life. However, many of us look forward to eternal life in Heaven. After we all pass from this world, I hope to meet each one of you in a better place called Heaven.
We Live And We Die
Nobody Lives Forever
See You In Heaven
What Happened Today in History?
1431- Joan of Arc handed over to the bishop
1521- Martin Luther excommunicated by Pope Leo X from the Roman Catholic Church
1872- 1st patent list issued by US Patent Office
1938- March of Dimes established to fight polio
1959- Alaska admitted as 49th US state
Deaths on January 2nd
1824-1895 – James Merritt Ives was an American lithographer with Nathaniel Currier, was ½ of Currier and Ives
1837-1903 – Alois Hitler was the father of Adolf Hitler, yes Adolf Hitler had a father, and he really wasn’t the spawn of Satan
1831-1916 – Grenville M. Dodge was an American Civil War Union Army Major General; he was also a railroad executive who helped construct the Transcontinental Railroad
1911-1967 – Jack Ruby was the assassin who killed assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, he died of lung cancer
1902-1970 – Gladys Aylward was a British missionary in China; portrayed by Ingrid Bergman in The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, her story was also told in the book The Small Woman, after Japanese attacked in 1938, Aylward led 94 orphans to safety over the mountains
1935-1976 – Mal Evans was a Beatles’ roadie, road manager, assistant and friend of the Beatles, Mal Evans were killed by police when his girlfriend called and told the police he had a gun, the police shot Mal Evans to death while he was carrying an air rifle.
1887-1979 – Conrad Hilton was the US founder of Hilton Hotels, he is the great grandfather of Paris Hilton, and Paris Hilton is a famous socialite
1910-1980 – Joy Adamson was the author of Born Free, killed by her servant at 69; Born Free describes Joy Adamson’s raising a Lion cub named Elsa, the book was made into an Academy Award winning movie which was also
call Born Free
1905-1988 William Cagney, Producer and brother of star James Cagney, William Cagney produced Yankee Doodle Dandy, his brother James Cagney won an Academy Award for his role in the movie, William Cagney looked much like his brother James Cagney, he was also the manager for James Cagney, William Cagney appeared as an actor with his brother James Cagney in the 1950 film Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
1917-2005 – Will Eisner was an American comic book artist; he founded The Spirit, a comic book award “The Eisners” was named after him in his honor
1921-2007 – Michael Yeats was an Irish Fianna Fáil senator 1961-1981 and son of W.B. Yeats
This is series of famous people who died was inspired by Faye Farley who writes about famous people who were born on the same dates. Each day I will make a list of the famous people who died on the particular day with a link to her story about who was born on a particular day. Today’s famous deaths will be linked to her September 27 story because she has not made it to October yet. Click here to check out Faye’s writing