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?
404 BC – Peloponnesian War: Lysander’s Spartan Armies defeated the Athenians and the war ends
1846 – Thornton Affair: Open conflict begins over the disputed border of Texas, triggering the Mexican-American War
1859 – British and French engineers break ground for the Suez Canal
1901 – New York becomes the first U.S. state to require automobile license plates, maybe this is why license plates cost so much in New York
1965 – Teenage sniper Michael Andrew Clark kills three and wounds six others shooting from a hilltop along Highway 101 just south of Santa Maria, California
1981 – More than 100 workers are exposed to radiation during repairs of a nuclear power plant in Tsuruga, Japan
68 – Saint Mark, the first Pope of Alexandria and the founder of Christianity in Africa
1820-1878 – Anna Sewell, English author , Sewell’s only published work was Black Beauty, written during 1871 to 1877, after she had moved to Old Catton, a village outside the city of Norwich in Norfolk
1811-1891 – Nathaniel Woodard was a priest in the Church of England. He founded 11 schools for the middle classes in England whose aim was to provide education based on sound principle and sound knowledge, firmly grounded in the Christian faith. His educational principles are promoted today through the Woodard Corporation.
1830-1915 – Frederick William Seward, United States Assistant Secretary of State
1836-1919 – Augustus D. Juilliard, music patron, The Juilliard School in New York City
1876-1968 – John Tewksbury was an American track and field athlete. At the 1900 Summer Olympics, he won five medals, including two Gold Medals
1925-1995 – Art Fleming, American game show host of Jeopardy
1911-1995 – Ginger Rogers, American actress and dancer
1944-1999 – Larry Troutman On April 25, 1999, at 7:20am, police found Troutman in his car, dead as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His younger brother Roger was found a couple of blocks away; his death was ruled a homicide. To this day, no motive is known, though a business dispute was suspected. Sources say that Larry had not slept in several days and was not in his normal state of mind at the time
1971-2002 – Lisa Lopes, American rapper (TLC), she died in a car accident in Honduras
1938-2007 – Bobby “Boris” Pickett was an American singer who found fame under the name Bobby “Boris” Pickett. He was known for co-writing and performing the 1962 hit novelty song, “Monster Mash- He did the Mash, He did the Monster Mash
1922-2009 – Beatrice Arthur, American comedienne, actress, and singer who played Maude Findlay in All in The Family and Dorothy Zbornak in The Golden Girls
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,