Famous People Who Died on June 8Th 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

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What Happened Today in History?

1789 – James Madison introduces twelve proposed amendments to the United States Constitution in the House of Representatives by 1791, ten of them are ratified by the state legislatures and become the Bill of Rights; another is eventually ratified in 1992 to become the 27th Amendment

1906 – Theodore Roosevelt signs the Antiquities Act into law, authorizing the President to restrict the use of certain parcels of public land with historical or conservation value

1949 – George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four is published.

1953 – The United States Supreme Court rules that Washington, D.C. restaurants could not refuse to serve black patrons.

1968 – Robert F. Kennedy’s funeral takes place at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City


570-632 – Muhammad, Prophet of Islam

1717-1768 – Johann Joachim Winckelmann, German scholar and archaeologist, Winckelmann was one of the founders of scientific archaeology and first applied the categories of style on a large, systematic basis to the history of art. Many consider him the father of the discipline of art history.

1737-1809 – Thomas Paine, American revolutionary and writer

1767-1845 – Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States

1803-1857 – Douglas William Jerrold, British playwright and satirist

1805-1874 – Cochise, Apache leader and Chief of the Chokonen, a band of the Chiricahua Apache and the leader of an uprising that began in 1861. Cochise County, Arizona is named after him

1908-1970 – Abraham Maslow was an American professor of psychology at Brandeis University, Brooklyn College, and New School for Social Research and Columbia University who founded humanistic psychology and created Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. He stressed the importance of focusing on the positive qualities in people, as opposed to treating them as a ‘bag of symptoms

1906-1982 – Satchel Paige, American baseball player, Hall of Fame pitcher for the Negro Baseball League

1945-1993 – Root Boy Slim, American entertainer

1903-1998 – Maria Reiche was a German-born mathematician and archaeologist who is famous for her research in the Nazca lines in Peru, beginning in 1940. She helped educate people about the resource and gain government recognition and preservation of the property. In 1995 the Nazca Lines were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

1948-2000 – Jeff MacNelly, American political cartoonist

1982-2009 – Johnny Palermo moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career. He subsequently appeared in more than 30 television shows. He was a regular on the Nickelodeon series Just for Kicks, and he had appeared in Everybody Hates Chris as Chris’ overgrown classmate Frank DiPaolo, he was killed in a car crash

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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