Famous People Who Died on June 4Th 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?

1584 – Sir Walter Raleigh establishes the first English colony on Roanoke Island, old Virginia now North Carolina

1812 – Following Louisiana’s admittance as a U.S. state, the Louisiana Territory is renamed the Missouri Territory

1912 – Massachusetts becomes the first state of the United States to set a minimum wage

1917 – The first Pulitzer Prizes are awarded: Laura E. Richards, Maude H. Elliott, and Florence Hall receive the first Pulitzer for biography (for Julia Ward Howe). Jean Jules Jusserand receives the first Pulitzer for history for his work With Americans of Past and Present Days Herbert B. Swope receives the first Pulitzer for journalism for his work for the New York World

1939 – Holocaust: The MS St. Louis, a ship carrying 963 Jewish refugees, is denied permission to land in Florida, United States, after already being turned away from Cuba. Forced to return to Europe, more than 200 of its passengers later die in Nazi concentration camps

1942 – World War II: The Battle of Midway begins. Japanese Admiral Chuichi Nagumo orders a strike on Midway Island by much of the Imperial Japanese navy.

1957 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous Power of Nonviolence speech at the University of California, Berkeley


1725-1798 – Giacomo Casanova, Italian womanizer and writer-now every woman is looking for a Casanova or the proverbial Bad Boy

1750-1801 – Frederick Muhlenberg was an American minister and politician who was the first Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

1881-1929 – Harry Frazee, Boston Red Sox owner from 1916-1923

1917-1973 – Murry Wilson, father of Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson and Carl Wilson who are the Beach Boys

1917-1989 – Dik Browne was a popular cartoonist, best known for writing and drawing Hägar the Horrible and for drawing Hi and Lois.

1910-1992 – Carl Stotz, American Little League founder

1943-1994 – Derek Leckenby, British guitarist (Herman’s Hermits)

1913-2007 – Bill France Jr., NASCAR pioneer

1910-2010 – John Wooden, American basketball player and coach-he won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period — seven in a row — as head coach at UCLA, an unprecedented feat. Within this period, his teams won a record 88 consecutive games. He was named national coach of the year six times; he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1961

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 hereto check out Faye’s writing





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