Famous People Who Died On April 14Th 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?

1775 – The first abolition society in North America is established. The Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondageis organized in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush

1828 – Noah Webster copyrights the first edition of his dictionary

1865 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is assassinated in Ford’s Theatre by John Wilkes Booth

1865 – U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward and his family are attacked in his home by Lewis Powell

1994 – In a U.S. friendly fire incident during Operation Provide Comfort in northern Iraq, two United States Air Force aircraft mistakenly shoot-down two United States Army helicopters, killing 26 people


1880-1911 – Addie Joss, American baseball player, Hall of Fame MLB pitcher for the Cleveland Bronchos/Naps, Joss’ playing career was cut short when he was died suddenly from tubercular meningitis

1855-1914 – Hubert Bland, English co-founder of the Fabian Society

1856-1925 – John Singer Sargent, American artist, leading portrait painter of his generation

1907-1943 – Yakov Dzhugashvili, the oldest child of Stalin, was killed in War World II by the Germans

1886-1975 – Günther Dyhrenfurth, Swiss mountaineer, geologist and Himalayan explorer

1952-1983 – Pete Farndon, English bassist for The Pretenders

1909-1995 – Burl Ives, American singer and actor

1962-2000 – Phil Katz, American computer programmer, co-creator of the zip file format for data compression

1965 – Dick Hickock (b. 1933) and Perry Smith (b. 1928) American murderers, was one of two ex-convicts who murdered the four members of the Herbert Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas on November 15, 1959, a crime made famous by Truman Capote in his 1966 non-fiction novel In Cold Blood. Along with Perry Smith, Hickock took part in the home invasion of the Clutter family farmhouse

1912-2008 – Ollie Johnston, the last living member of Disney’s Nine Old Men.

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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