Famous People Who Died on February 24Th 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?

1803- Supreme Court 1st rules a law unconstitutional (Marbury v Madison)

1836- 3,000 Mexicans attack 182 Texans at Alamo, lasts 13 days

1868 – House of Reps vote 126 to 47, to impeach President Andrew Johnson

1903- US signs agreement acquiring a naval station at Guantanamo Bay Cuba

1945 – Manila freed from Japanese


1637-1714 –  Edmond Andros was the English governor in North America; he was 3rdand 5thRoyal Governor of Maryland and 4thColonial Governor of New York

1744-1799 –Georg C Lichtenberg German physicist/writer/satirist, remembered for his humorous notebooks and his discovery of strange treelike patterns now called Lichtenberg figures

1731-1810 –Henry Cavendish, physicist/chemist who discovered hydrogen or what he called ‘inflammable air’ also known for the ‘Cavendish Experiment’ which was his measurement of the earth’s density and early research into electricity.

1765-1815 –Robert Fulton was a famous steamboat pioneer who developed the first commercially successful steamboat, he was commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte to build the Nautilus, which was the first practical submarine in history and many places in the US are named for Robert Fulton

1828-1914 –Joshua Chamberlain was a Civil War hero for the Union on Little Round Top at the Battle of Gettysburg, he was awarded the medal of Honor for his gallantry at Gettysburg and he served as the 32ndgovernor of Maine

1875-1926 –Eddie Plank, pitcher who won 327 games in 17 years who played Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Athletics, St. Louis Terriers and the St. Louis Browns. Eddie Plank was the first Major League Baseball player to win 200 games and 300 games as a left-handed pitcher, Eddie Plank was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946

1827-1990 –Johnnie Ray, singer (Cry), dies of liver failure at 61, he was an American singer/songwriter and pianist who a precursor of Rock and Roll.

1919-1990 –Malcolm Forbes was the CEO of Forbes Publishing which is now run by his son Steve Forbes

1947-1993 –Toy Caldwell was a guitarist and founding member of the Marshall Tucker Band, he was a former Marine who served during the Vietnam War

1916-1994 –Dinah Shore was an American singer and television personality who was popular in the 40’s and 50’s, she had 80 charted popular hits as a solo artist, dies of cancer at 76

1924-2006 –Don Knotts was a famous American comedic actor, he was Barney Fife on the Andy Griffith show and won five Emmy Awards, he also played Ralph Furley on the TV sitcom Three’s Company

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






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