Famous People Who Died on June 26Th 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?

1284 – the legendary Pied Piper leads 130 children out of Hamelin, Germany

1848 – End of the June Days Uprising in Paris.

1934 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Federal Credit Union Act, which establishes credit unions.

1975 – Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Leonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial.


1728-1784 – Caesar Rodney, American signer of the Declaration of Independence

1868-1943 – Karl Landsteiner, Austrian biologist and physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was an American biologist and physician of Austrian origin. He is noted for having first distinguished the main blood groups in 1901, having developed the modern system of classification of blood groups from his identification of the presence of agglutinins in the blood

1895-1946 – Max Kögel, was a Nazi officer who served as a commander at Lichtenburg, Ravensbrück, Majdanek and Flossenbürg concentration camps, he committed suicide in jail like most sissy Nazi’s seemed to do

1895-1955 – Engelbert Zaschka, German helicopter pioneer

1921-1993 – Roy Campanella, American baseball player, Hall of Fame catcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers

1959-1997 – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, Hawaiian singer he became famous outside Hawaii when his album Facing Future was released in 1993. His medley of “Over the Rainbow” and “What a Wonderful World” was subsequently featured in several films, television programs, and commercials

1914-2002 – Jay Berwanger, American football player and first recipient of the Heisman Trophy

1920-2003 – Denver Randleman was a non-commissioned officer with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army during World War II. Randleman, who was commonly known by his nickname “Bull” Randleman, was portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers by Michael Cudlitz

1902-2003 – Strom Thurmond, U.S. Senator

1915-2003 – Sir Denis Thatcher MBE, husband of Margaret Thatcher

1929-2007 – Liz Claiborne, Belgian-born American fashion designer

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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