Famous People Who Died on April 18Th 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 – American Revolution: The British advancement by sea begins; Paul Revere and other riders warn the countryside of the troop movements

1783 – Fighting ceases in the American Revolution, eight years to the day since it began

1880 – An F4 tornado strikes Marshfield, Missouri, killing 99 people and injuring 100

1923 – Yankee Stadium, “The House that Ruth Built,” opens

1943 – World War II: Operation Vengeance, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is killed when his aircraft is shot down by U.S. fighters

1983 – A suicide bomber destroys the United States embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 63 people

2007 – The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in a 5-4 decision


1846-1906 – Luis Martín, Spanish Superior-General of the Society of Jesus

1849-1945 – John Ambrose Fleming was an English electrical engineer and physicist. He is known for inventing the first thermionic valve or vacuum tube, the diode, then called the kenotron in 1904. He is also famous for the left hand rule for electric motors

1875-1942 – Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney was an American sculptor, art patron and collector, and founder in 1931 of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. She was a prominent social figure and hostess, who was born into the United States Vanderbilt family and married into the Whitney family.

1884-1943 – Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese admiral shot down by U. S. fighters

1900-1945 – Ernie Pyle was an American journalist who wrote as a roving correspondent for the Scripps Howard newspaper chain from 1935 until his death in combat during World War II. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1944. His articles, about the out-of-the-way places he visited and the people who lived there, were written in a folksy style, much like a personal letter to a friend. He enjoyed a following in some 300 newspapers, he was killed in War World II

1879-1955 – Albert Einstein, German physicist who discovered the theory of general relativity

1921-1990 – Gory Guerrero was one of the premier Hispanic professional wrestlers in the early days of Lucha Libre when most wrestlers were imported from outside of Mexico

1917-1998 – Terry Sanford was a United States politician and educator from North Carolina. A member of the Democratic Party, Sanford was the 65th Governor of North Carolina

1938-2002 – Wahoo McDaniel, American football player and professional wrestler who was a Choctaw-Chickasaw Native American, he was a LB, OG in the AFL with the Houston Oilers, Denver Broncos, New York Jets and Miami Dolphins, he wrestled in the WWWF

1959-2005 – Sam Mills was an NFL Pro Bowl linebacker for the New Orleans Saints and the Carolina Panthers, he also coached the Carolina Panthers, he died from intestinal cancer

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 hereto check out Faye’s writing





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