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?
1701 – After being convicted of piracy and of murdering William Moore, Captain William Kidd is hanged in London
1805 – Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned King of Italy with the Iron Crown of Lombardy in the Cathedral of Milan
1900 – American Civil War: Sergeant William Harvey Carney becomes the first African American to be awarded the Medal of Honor, for his heroism in the Assault on the Battery Wagner in 1863
1934 – American bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde are ambushed by police and killed in Black Lake, Louisiana
1945 – World War II: Heinrich Himmler, the head of the SS, commits suicide while in Allied custody
1645-1701 – William “Captain” Kidd, Scottish pirate
1725-1783 – James Otis was a lawyer in colonial Massachusetts, a member of the Massachusetts Legislature, and an early advocate of the political views that led to the American Revolution. The phrase “Taxation without Representation is Tyranny” is usually attributed to him
1809-1868 – Kit Carson, American trapper, scout, and Indian agent, He gained renown for his role as John C. Fremont’s guide in the American West Carson also played a minor role in California during the 1846–1848 Mexican-American War
1909-1934 – Clyde Barrow, American outlaw- American bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde are ambushed by police and killed in Black Lake, Louisiana
1910-1934 – Bonnie Parker, American outlaw- American bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde are ambushed by police and killed in Black Lake, Louisiana
1839-1937 – John D. Rockefeller, American industrialist and philanthropist
1894-1975 – Moms Mabley was an American standup comedian and a pioneer of the so-called “Chitlin’ Circuit” of African-American vaudeville.
1965-1999 – Owen Hart, Canadian professional wrestler
1912-2002 – Sam Snead, American golfer
1981-2005 – Fat-Tone, American rapper
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