Famous People Who Died on June 21St 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?

1877 – The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants convicted of murder, are hanged at the Schuylkill County and Carbon County, Pennsylvania prisons.

1964 – Three civil rights workers, Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Mickey Schwerner, are murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi, United States, by members of the Ku Klux Klan

1982 – John Hinckley is found not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted assassination of U.S. President Ronald Reagan

2001 – A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, indicts 13 Saudis and a Lebanese in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 American servicemen

2004 – SpaceShipOne becomes the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight


1312-1377 – King Edward III of England

1580-1631 – John Smith, English explorer who is remembered for his role in establishing the first permanent English settlement in North America at Jamestown, Virginia, and his brief association with the Virginia Indian girl Pocahontas

1710-1796 – Richard Gridley, American Revolutionary soldier

1824-1865 – Frances Adeline Seward, wife of United States Secretary of State William H. Seward

1794-1876 –Santa Anna, President of Mexico

1824-1893 – Leland Stanford, American business tycoon and founder of Stanford University

1881-1940 – Smedley Butler was a Major General in the U.S. Marine Corps, and at the time of his death the most decorated Marine in U.S. history. During his 34-year career as a Marine, he participated in military actions in the Philippines, China, in Central America and the Caribbean during the Banana Wars, and France in World War I. By the end of his career he had received 16 medals, five of which were for heroism. He is one of 19 people to twice receive the Medal of Honor, one of three to be awarded both the Marine Corps Brevet Medal and the Medal of Honor, and the only person to be awarded the Brevet Medal and two Medals of Honor, all for separate actions.

1880-1954 – Gideon Sundback, American inventor who perfected the zipper

1943-1964 – Andrew Goodman was one of three American civil rights workers who were murdered during Freedom Summer by members of the Ku Klux Klan near Philadelphia, Mississippi. The others were Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner

1934-1969 – Maureen Connolly was an American tennis player who was the first woman to win all four Grand Slam tournaments during the same calendar year; she died from stomach cancer at the age of 34

1897-1985 – Ettore Boiardi, Italian chef, founder of Chef Boyardee

1914-1987 – Madman Muntz, American entrepreneur, businessman, electrical engineer and TV commercial actor

1924-2001 – Carroll O’Connor, American actor who played Archie Bunker on All in The Family

1928-2005 – Jaime Sin, Filipino Cardinal Archbishop of Manila, prominent leader during the People Power Revolution, a nonviolent revolution led to the departure of President Ferdinand Marcos and the restoration of the country’s democracy

1975-2006 – Jared C. Monti was a soldier in the United States Army who received the United States military’s highest decoration for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in Afghanistan

1918-2007 – Bob Evans, American restaurateur of Bob Evans Restaurants

1916-2008 – Kermit Love was an American puppeteer, costume designer, and actor in children’s television and on Broadway. He was best known as a designer and builder with the Muppets, in particular those on Sesame Street

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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