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?
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