Famous People Who Died On April 2Nd 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

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What Happened on this Day in History?

Deaths

1608-1657 – Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor

1608-1657 – Jean-Jacques Olier – French catholic priest, founder of the Society of Saint-Sulpice

1647-1720 – Joseph Dudley, colonial Governor of Massachusetts

1825-1865 – General A. P. Hill, American Confederate general, He gained early fame as the commander of “Hill’s Light Division,” becoming one of Stonewall Jackson’s ablest subordinates. He later commanded a corps under Robert E. Lee in the Army of Northern Virginia before his death in battle just prior to the end of the war.

1791-1872 – Samuel F. B. Morse, American painter and inventor of the telegraph, co-inventor of Morse code

1809-1891 – Albert Pike, American Confederate Brigadier General, envoy, author, attorney, and Freemason

1814-1902 – Esther Morris, suffragist and first female American judge

1924-1972 – Gil Hodges, American baseball player and manager, famous Brooklyn/LA Dodger first baseman who won three World Series Championships

1917-1987 – Buddy Rich, American drummer, known as the world’s greatest drummer

1920-2005 – Pope John Paul II

1913-2006 – Nina Schenk Gräfin von Stauffenberg, German widow of Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg who was a German army officer and Catholic aristocrat who was one of the leading members of the failed 20 July plot of 1944 to assassinate Adolf Hitler and remove the Nazi Party from power

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

Sources

Historyorb.com

Wikipedia.com 

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