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?
1190 – Third Crusade: Frederick I Barbarossa drowns in the river Saleph while leading an army to Jerusalem
1692 – Salem witch trials: Bridget Bishop is hanged at Gallows Hill near Salem, Massachusetts, for “certain Detestable Arts called Witchcraft & Sorceries”.
1854 – The first class of the United States Naval Academy students graduates
1944 – In baseball, 15-year old Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds becomes the youngest player ever in a major-league game.
1967 – The Six-Day War ends: Israel and Syria agree to a cease-fire.
1977 – James Earl Ray escapes from Brushy Mountain State Prison in Petros, Tennessee, but is recaptured on June 13
1977 – Apple ships its first Apple II personal computer.
356 BC-323 BC- – Alexander the Great, Macedonian king
1632-1692 – Bridget Bishop, English-born American alleged witch, the first person to be convicted and executed during the Salem witch trials
1829-1896 – Amelia Dyer was the most prolific baby farm murderer of Victorian England. She was tried and hanged for one murder, but there is little doubt she was responsible for many more similar deaths—possibly 400 or more—over a period of perhaps twenty years, what a sick lady
1887-1940 – Marcus Garvey, American civil rights activist was a Jamaican publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator who was a staunch proponent of the Black Nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements, to which end he founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL) He founded the Black Star Line, part of the Back-to-Africa movement, which promoted the return of the African diaspora to their ancestral lands.
1878-1946 – Jack Johnson, American boxer-Johnson became the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion
1880-1958 – Angelina Weld Grimke was an African-American journalist, teacher, playwright and poet who was part of the Harlem Renaissance and was one of the first African-American women to have a play performed.
1900-1967 – Spencer Tracy, American actor
1913-1973 – William Inge, American playwright, Inge became known as the “Playwright of the Midwest”-he won a Pulitzer Prize
1940-1982 – Addie “Micki” Harris, American singer (Shirelles)
1943-1987 – Elizabeth Hartman, American actress who committed suicide
1908-1988 – Louis L’Amour, American author-Louis L’Amour was an awesome writer and one of my favorites, he was one of the best story tellers, he wrote books that you just are not able to put down
1934-1993 – Les Dawson, English comedian
1951-2001 – Mike Mentzer, American bodybuilder
1940-2002 – John Gotti, American gangster
1930-2004 – Ray Charles, American musician
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