Famous People Who Died on July 2Nd 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?

1776– The Continental Congress adopts a resolution severing ties with Great Britain although the wording of the formal Declaration of Independence is not approved until July 4

1937 – Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are last heard from over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first equatorial round-the-world flight.

1962 – The first Wal-Mart store opens for business in Rogers, Arkansas

1964 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 meant to prohibit segregation in public places

Deaths

1503-1566 – Nostradamus, French astrologer who was a French apothecary and reputed seer who published collections of prophecies that have since become famous worldwide

1767-1822 – Denmark Vesey, St. Thomas-born American freed slave who planned a revolt, hanged

1867-1903 – Ed Delahanty, American Hall of Fame baseball player-was a Major League Baseball player from 1888 to 1903 for the Philadelphia Quakers, Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Infants and Washington Senators, and was known as one of the early great power hitters in the game, 19 Home-runs in a year was considered a huge amount in early MLB

1848-1920 – William Louis Marshall, American general and engineer who fought in the Civil War

1887-1934 – Ernst Rohm, German Nazi official who was executed by orders of Adolph Hitler because he was a potential rival to Hitler

1899-1961 – Ernest Hemingway, one of the most famous American writers

1929-1964 – Fireball Roberts was one of the pioneering race car drivers of NASCAR; he died from injuries sustained in a fiery race crash

1923-1969 – Michael DiBiase was an American professional wrestler and the adoptive father of professional wrestler “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase

1916-1973 – Betty Grable, American actress

1903-1973 – Chick Hafey, American baseball player, Hall of Fame outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds

1920-1989 – Franklin Schaffner was an American film director best known for such films as Planet of the Apes (1968), Patton (1970), Papillon (1973), and The Boys from Brazil (1978).

1914-1990 – Snooky Lanson was an American singer known for co-starring on the NBC television series Your Hit Parade

1935-1991 – Lee Remick, American actress

1978-1995 – Krissy Taylor was a beautiful American model who died from an asthma attack

1908-1997 – James Stewart, American actor, It’s a Wonderful Life-He also had a noted military career and was a World War II and Vietnam War veteran, who rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve

1920-1999 – Mario Puzo was an American author and screenwriter, known for his novels about the Mafia, including The Godfather (1969)

1919-2004 – John Cullen Murphy, American comic strip artist

1915-2005 – Ernest Lehman was an American screenwriter. He received 6 Academy Award nominations during his screenwriting career. In 2001 he received an honorary Oscar for his works, the first screenwriter to receive that honor

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

Sources

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