Tuesday, December 12

Famous People Who Died On February 8 in History

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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 Today in History?

1672- Isaac Newton reads 1st optics paper before Royal Society in London

1887 – The Dawes Act authorized the President of the United States to survey Native American tribal land and divide it into individual allotments.

1910- The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce.

1942 – Congress advises FDR that, Americans of Japanese descent should be locked up en masse so they wouldn’t oppose the US war effort

1986 – 1984 Summer Olympics head of the LAPD bomb squad, Arleigh McCree, and his partner Officer Ronald Ball of the Firearms and explosives unit were killed while trying to dismantle two pipe bombs when they responded to a call. McCree was recognized as one of the top explosive experts in the world.


1542-1587 –Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1560-87), put on trial for treason and beheaded at 44

1875-1921 –George Formby (Senior), English comedian and musician who influenced Charlie Chaplin

1895-1924 –Gee John was a US mobster (1st executed in gas chamber-Nevada); Gee John was a Chinese national who was sentenced to death for murdering an elderly member of a rival gang

1908-1932 –Vincent “Mad Dog” Coll was an Irish mob hitman in New York City, gained notoriety by accidently killing a child during a mob kidnap attempt, killed by Dutch Schultz gang

1847-1935 –Max Liebermann was a famous German impressionist painter/graphic artist who was best known for etching and lithography

1862-1956 –Connie Mack was a famous baseball manager for the Philadelphia A’s, 1901-50 who won five World Series Championships as a Major League Baseball manager, played eleven years as a player, voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937 by the Veterans Committee-owner of the Philadelphia Athletics from 1936-1954

1904-1982 –John Hay Whitney was a US newspaper magnate who was the US Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Publisher of the New York Herald Tribune and a member of the Whitney family

1901-1985 –William Lyons was a British automobile manufacturer who was known as “Mr. Jaguar” was the founder of the Jaguar Company which started out as the Swallow Sidecar Company

1934-1990 –Del Shannon was a rock vocalist who sun the famous #1 song Runaway, he shot himself at 50 while suffering from depression

1967-2000 –Derrick Thomas was a famous NFL football player who played Linebacker/Defensive End for the Kansas City Chiefs who had 126.5 sacks in his career. Derrick Thomas was an All-Pro NFL football player who was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame of 2009; he was paralyzed in a car accident and died from a massive blood clot.

1967-2007 –Anna Nicole Smith was a 1993 Playboy Playmate of the year and tabloid fixture dies suddenly at 39, Anna Nicole Smith married Billionaire J. Howard who was elderly and inherited money from him upon his passing, she died of combined drug intoxication, accidental overdose

1932-2010 –John Murtha was an American politician who was a US Representative from the state of Pennsylvania for 36 years as a Democratic

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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