Famous People Who Died On April 22Nd 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.

Today is Good Friday, The Day Our Savior Died For Us

We Live And We Die

Nobody Lives Forever

See You In Heaven

What Happened on this Day in History?

Today is Good Friday, The Day Our Savior Died For Us

1864 – The U.S. Congress passes the Coinage Act of 1864 which mandates that the inscription “In God We Trust” be placed on all coins minted as United States currency

1945 – World War II: Fuehrerbunker: After learning that Soviet forces have taken Eberswalde without a fight, Adolf Hitler admits defeat in his underground bunker and states that suicide is his only recourse

1970 – The first Earth Day is celebrated

2000 – In a pre-dawn raid, federal agents seize six-year-old Elián González from his relatives’ home in Miami, Florida

2010 – Deepwater Horizon, an oil rig owned by BP and Transocean, sinks to the bottom of the Gulf Of Mexico after having a blowout two days earlier. The well then created the largest oil spill in U.S. history by constantly gushing oil through the damaged wellhead


1807-1877 – James P. Kirkwood, He worked for the Long Island Rail Road, and gained notice in 1848 for his construction of the Starrucca Viaduct near Lanesboro, Pennsylvania, considered to be the most expensive railroad bridge at the time, as well as the largest stone viaduct, and for its first use of concrete in American bridge construction. He arrived in St. Louis, Missouri in 1850 as chief engineer of the Pacific Railroad, and was responsible for the construction of the road from St. Louis to Pacific, Missouri. The towns of Kirkwood, Missouri and Kirkwood, New York are named after him.

1863-1933 – Sir Henry Royce, British automobile manufacturer who with Charles Stewart Rolls founded the Rolls-Royce Company.

1872-1946 – Harlan F. Stone, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court

1895-1950 – Charles Hamilton Houston, American civil rights attorney, Dean of Howard University Law School and NAACP Litigation Director who played a significant role in dismantling the Jim Crow laws and trained future Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall

1950-1983 – John Louis Evans, American convicted murderer (executed) for his crimes

Today is Good Friday, The Day Our Savior Died For Us

1902-1984 – Ansel Adams, American photographer

1913-1994 – Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States

1927-1996 – Erma Bombeck, American humorist

1981-2004 – Jason L. Dunham, American Medal of Honor recipient

1976-2004 – Pat Tillman, American football player and U.S. Army Ranger (killed in action), gave up NFL football to serve his country

Today is Good Friday, The Day Our Savior Died For Us

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, Today is Good Friday, The Day Our Savior Died For Us





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