Famous People Who Died on April 19Th 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?
1927 – Mae West is sentenced to 10 days in jail for obscenity for her play sex

1943 – World War II: In Poland, German troops enter the Warsaw ghetto to round up the remaining Jews, beginning the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

1951 – General Douglas MacArthur retires from the military

1961 – The Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba ends in success for the defenders

1993 – The 51-day siege of the Branch Davidian building outside Waco, Texas, USA, ends when a fire breaks out. Eighty-one people die

1995 – Oklahoma City bombing: The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, is bombed, killing 168. That same day convicted murderer Richard Wayne Snell, who had ties to one of the bombers, Timothy McVeigh, is executed in Arkansas


1603-1684 – Roger Williams, English theologian and colonist

1745-1813 – Benjamin Rush, physician, activist Rush was a signatory of the Declaration of Independence and attended the Continental Congress. He was also a staunch opponent of Gen. George Washington and worked tirelessly to have him removed as the Commander-In-Chief of the Continental Army

1804-1881 – Benjamin Disraeli, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1809-1882 – Charles Darwin, English biologist, He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestry, and proposed the scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection.

1821-1892 – T. Pelham Dale SSC, Anglican clergyman prosecuted for Ritualist practices in the 1870s

1839-1901 – Alfred Horatio Belo, American news-writer and businessman, founder of The Dallas Morning News

1958-1997 – El Duce, American singer and drummer (The Mentors)

1925-2004 – Norris McWhirter, Scottish co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records

1921-2006 – Scott Crossfield, American pilot, first man to fly at Mach 2

1919-2007 – Helen Walton, wife of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton

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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