Friday, December 15

Famous People Who Died on February 26 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?

1732 – Mass celebrated for 1st time at St Joseph’s Church in Philadelphia

1869- 15th Amendment guaranteeing right to vote sent to states

1907- Royal Oil & Shell merge to form British Petroleum (BP)

1930 – 1st red & green traffic lights installed (Manhattan NYC)


1718-1802 –Esek Hopkins was an American Revolutionary War admiral and commander and chief of the Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War

1746-1813 –Robert R Livingston was a US diplomat from New York and one of the Committee of five of the Continental Congress who drafted and presented to Congress the Declaration of Independence, the other four of the committee of five were Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman and Thomas Jefferson

?-1870-Wyatt Outlaw was a black leader of Union League in NC, lynched by the Ku Klux Klan

1847-1931 –Otto Wallach was a German chemist and winner of the Nobel in 1910 for his work on Alicyclic Compound

1892-1943 –Theodor Eicke was a Nazi official who was a key figure in the of the establishments of concentration camps in Nazi Germany

1906-1977 –Bukka White was a delta blues guitarist and singer

1936-1990 –Cornell Gunther was a US musician was an original member of the Platters, he was also a member of the Flairs and the Coasters, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Coasters and he was shot and killed at 53 while sitting in his car

1909-1992 –Jean R Yawkey was the owner of the Boston Red Sox from 1976-1992, she was a native of Bronx New York

1929-1997 –David Doyle was an actor who was most famous for playing detective John Bosley on Television Series Charlie’s Angels

1047-2008 –Buddy Miles was an American rock and funk drummer known for starting the group The Electric Flag; he was also a member of Jimmy Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys

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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