Famous People Who Died on June 1St 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 Today in History?

1660 – Mary Dyer is hanged for defying a law banning Quakers from the Massachusetts Bay Colony

1779 – Benedict Arnold, a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, is court-martialed for malfeasance

1792 – Kentucky is admitted as the 15th state of the United States               

1796 – Tennessee is admitted as the 16th state of the United States

2001 – Dolphinarium massacre: A Hamas suicide bomber kills 21 at a disco in Tel Aviv

2009 – General Motors files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth largest United States bankruptcy in history


1611-1660 – Mary Dyer, English Quaker

1825-1861 – John Quincy Marr, first Confederate States soldier (officer) killed in the American Civil War

1791-1868 – James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States

1795-1872 – James Gordon Bennett, Sr., was the founder, editor and publisher of the New York Herald and a major figure in the history of American newspapers

1859-1952 – John Dewey was an American philosopher, psychologist and educational reformer whose ideas have been influential in education and social reform. Dewey was an important early developer of the philosophy of pragmatism and one of the founders of functional psychology.

1896-1960 – Paula Hitler, sister of Adolf Hitler

1898-1965 – Earl “Curly” Lambeau was founder, player, and first coach of the Green Bay Packers professional American football team, was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in 1963-Lambeau Field was named after him

1880-1968 – Helen Keller, American humanitarian-The story of how Keller’s teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become widely known through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker

1904-1979 – Werner Forssmann was a physician from Germany who shared the 1956 Nobel Prize in Medicine (with Andre Cournand and Dickinson Richards) for developing a procedure that allowed for cardiac catheterization. In 1929, he put himself under local anesthetic and inserted a catheter into his own arm. Not knowing when the catheter might pierce a vein, he risked his own life and was able to pass the catheter into his own heart.

1886-1980 – Rube Marquard, baseball player, Hall of Fame MLB pitcher who played for the New York Giants

1917-1989 – Aurelio Lampredi, Italian mechanical engineer for Ferrari

1941-1991 – David Ruffin, American singer (The Temptations)

1910-1999 – Christopher Sydney Cockerell, British engineer and inventor of the hovercraft

1920-2001 – Hank Ketcham, American cartoonist who created the Dennis The Menace Comic Strip

1922-2004 – William Manchester, American writer

1924-2005 – George Mikan, American basketball player, Hall of Fame center for the Chicago American Gears and the Minneapolis Lakers who won five NBA Championships

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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