Monday, December 11

Famous People Who Died on February 20Th 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 on This Day in History?

1768- 1st American chartered insurance company opens (Penn)

1809- Supreme Court rules federal government power greater than any state

1895- Congress authorizes a US mint at Denver, Colorado

1931- Congress allows California to build Oakland-Bay Bridge

1944- Batman & Robin comic strip premieres in newspapers


1368-1431 –Pope Martin V from 1417-1431, his election effectively ended the Western Schism

1674-1737-Elizabeth Rowe was an English poet and novelist whose writings were popular through the nineteenth century, she was courted by Matthew Prior and Isaac Watts, but married poet Thomas Rowe who died five years later.

1741-1790- Joseph II was the Emperor of Holy Roman Empire, he was the first ruler in the Austrian Dominions of the House of Lorraine and he tried to modernize the Catholic Church

1856-1920-Robert E Peary was a US pole explorer of the North Pole, 6/4/1909, he claimed to be the first to reach the geographic North Pole, he was a very adventurous dude from Pennsylvania and he was also a Rear Admiral in the Navy

1868-1936- John Hope was the president of Atlanta University, he was an African-American who joined W. E. B. Dubois and William Monroe Trotter as founders of the Niagara Movement and he was also active in the NAACP-National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

1884-1980-Alice Longworth Roosevelt was the youngest daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt, the 26thPresident of the United States; she married Republican US House of Representatives Nicolas Longworth from Cincinnati, Ohio who became the Speaker of the House

1946-1999 –Gene Siskel was an American film critic and journalist from the Chicago Tribune who teamed with Roger Ebert in their movie review TV show called Siskel and Ebert at the Movies; he died from brain tumor surgery complications

1944-2009-Larry H. Miller was an American businessman and owner of the NBA franchise the Utah Jazz, he also was the owner of 39 Used Car dealerships and a variety of other businesses, John Stockton and Karl Malone took the NBA Utah Jazz from the bottom into a very successful NBA team

1924-2010Alexander Haigwas an American soldier and politician who was a United States Army General who was Secretary of State under Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of The Unites States. Alexander Haig also was White House Chief of Staff under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, the 37th and the 38th Presidents of the United States. Alexander Haig earned the Distinguished Service Cross, The Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster and a Purple Heart during his service in the Army

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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