Famous People Who Died On Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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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 in History on Martin Luther King Jr. Day?

1861- Flush toilet patented by Mr. Thomas Crapper, he did not invent the flush toilet, he improved it and he has his name on manhole covers in Westchester Abby

1916 – Professional Golfer Association the PGA forms in NYC

1926- George Burns marries Gracie Allen

1945- Auschwitz concentration camp begins evacuation

1966 – Martin Luther King Jr. opens campaign in Chicago

Famous People Who Died on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

1639-1718 –Captain Benjamin Church was a Plymouth Colony settler and military leader, he is considered the father of Rangers and he was Captain of the first Ranger force in America in 1676

1811-1874 –Chang & Eng Bunker were Chinese/Thai Siamese twins, their condition was what made the name Siamese twins

1822-1893 –Rutherford B Hayes was the 19th US President (1877-81), he was also the 29th governor of Ohio, he was a Republican and he was a Major General in the Union army

1836-1910 –Thomas Crapper was an inventor of what some people call parts of the crapper (flush toilet), he modernized the crapper or made it better

1848-1933 –Louis Comfort Tiffany was an American artist and designer who is best known for his work in stained glass, Favrile glass, President Chester A. Arthur hired Tiffany to do glass work in the White House, in 1902 Tiffany became the design director for Tiffany& Company, the jewelry company that was founded by his father.

1906-1964 –T.H. White, English author who is best known for his sequence of novels The Once and Future King and wrote England Have my Bones

1986-1996 –Amber Hagerman was the American namesake of the Amber Alert system; she was a victim of an abduction and murder

1960-2005 –Charlie Bell, Australian fast food executive, he was the president of McDonald’s, he died from colon cancer

1930-2006 –Clarence Ray Allen was an American murderer who was 76 when he was executed. Clarence Ray Allen killed three people

1943-2008 –Bobby Fischer was a famous American chess player and the eleventh World Chess Champion, Bobby Fischer is considered one of the best chess players of all time, a movie was made about his life

1983-2010 –Gaines Adams was an NFL football player who played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Chicago Bears; he died from cardiac arrest due to an enlarged heart

Remember Martin Luther King Jr. today, he was a prominent non-violent figure in the African-American Civil Rights movement. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday was on Saturday, but his life is celebrated on the third Monday in January, Martin Luther King Jr. won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, he was assassinated in 1968. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister whose heroes included Jesus Christ our Lord.

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 hereto check out Faye’s writing





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