Famous People Who Died on June 19Th 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?

1865 – Over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, Texas, United States, are finally informed of their freedom. The anniversary is still officially celebrated in Texas and 13 other contiguous states as Juneteenth

1910 – The first Father’s Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington

1974 – A female resident of Bellevue, Washington, becomes the first person to be saved by the Heimlich maneuver

1978 – Garfield, holder of the Guinness World Record for the world’s most widely syndicated comic strip, makes its debut.

1982 – In one of the first militant attacks by Hezbollah, David S. Dodge, president of the American University in Beirut, is kidnapped


1878-1939 – Grace Abbott, American social worker and activist who worked in advancing child welfare

1915-1953 – Ethel Rosenberg

1918-1953 – Julius Rosenberg were American communists who were convicted and executed in 1953 for conspiracy to commit espionage during a time of war. The charges related to their passing information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. This was the first execution of civilians for espionage in United States history

1874-1956 – Thomas J. Watson was president of International Business Machines or better known as IBM

1908-1975 – Sam Giancana was an Italian-American mobster and boss of the Chicago Outfit from 1957-1966

1888-1979 – Paul Popenoe, American founder of marriage counseling and scholar of eugenics

1963-1986 – Len Bias was selected by the Boston Celtics as the second overall pick in the 1986 NBA Draft on June 17, but died two days later from cardiac arrhythmia induced by a cocaine overdose. He is considered by some sportswriters to be one of the greatest players not to play at the professional level

1900-1991 – Jean Arthur, American actress in comedies

1933-1997 – Bobby Helms was an American country music singer who enjoyed his peak success in 1957 with his hit, “Jingle Bell Rock”.

1962-2010 – Manute Bol, Sudanese basketball player, he was a very tall NBA basketball player standing 7’7” tall with a very big heart giving to many charitable causes throughout his NBA career

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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