Famous People Who Died On May 5Th 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?

1821 – Emperor Napoleon I dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena

1865 – In North Bend, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio), and the first train robbery in the United States takes place

1891 – The Music Hall in New York City (later known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance, with Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor

1904 – Pitching against the Philadelphia Athletics at the Huntington Avenue Grounds, Cy Young of the Boston Americans throws the first perfect game in the modern era of baseball

1994 – American teenager Michael P. Fay is caned in Singapore for theft and vandalism, a punishment that many in the United States deemed to be excessive for a teenager committing a non-violent crime


1769-1821 – Napoleon I of France, His legal reform, the Napoleonic Code, has been a major influence on many civil law jurisdictions worldwide, but he is best remembered for the wars he led against a series of coalitions, the so-called Napoleonic Wars, during which he established hegemony over much of Europe and sought to spread revolutionary ideals

1839-1896 – Silas Adams, American lawyer and politician from Kentucky

1865-1916 – John MacBride, Irish Nationalist and member of the Easter Rising

1864-1921 – Alfred Hermann Fried, Austrian writer and pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize

1926-1945 – Peter Van Pels was a Jewish girl who, along with her family and four other people, hid in rooms at the back of her father’s Amsterdam company during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Helped by several trusted employees of the company, the group of eight survived in the achterhuis (literally “back-house”, usually translated as “secret annex”) for more than two years before they were betrayed. Anne kept a diary from 12 June 1942 until 1 August 1944, three days before the residents of the annex were betrayed. Anne mentioned several times in her writing that her sister Margot Frank also kept a diary, but no trace of Margot’s diary has ever been found

1901-1983 – Horst Schumann, Nazi physician

1911-1995 – Mikhail Botvinnik, Russian chess player, grandmaster and world champion

1940-2000 – Bill Musselman, American basketball head coach

1904-2002 – Paul Klipsch, American engineer, noted for his loudspeaker designs

1927-2007 – Theodore Harold Maiman, American physicist, noted for making the first working laser

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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