Famous People Who Died on July 6Th 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

See You In Heaven

What Happened Today in History?

1785 – The dollar is unanimously chosen as the monetary unit for the United States

1854 – In Jackson, Michigan, the first convention of the United States Republican Party is held.

1885 – Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies. The patient is Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog.

1942 – Anne Frank and her family go into hiding in the “Secret Annexe” above her father’s office in an Amsterdam warehouse

1944 – Jackie Robinson refuses to move to the back of a bus, leading to a court martial

1947 – The AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union


1537-1553 – King Edward VI of England

1736-1802 – Daniel Morgan, American Revolutionary general and politician

1755-1835 – John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States

1863-1922 – Maria Theresa Ledochowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic nun and African missionary

1897-1962 – William Faulkner, American writer, Nobel laureate

1906-1964 – Claude V. Ricketts, United States naval admiral

1901-1971 – Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter

1914-1979 – Van McCoy was an accomplished musician, music producer, arranger, songwriter, and orchestra conductor. He is known best for his 1975 internationally successful song “The Hustle”, which is still played in dance halls and by radio nowadays more than 30 years since his death. He has approximately 700 song copyrights to his credit and is also noted for producing songs for such recording artists as Gladys Knight and the Pips, The Stylistics, Aretha Franklin, Brenda & The Tabulations, David Ruffin, Peaches & Herb, and Stacy Lattisaw

1911-1998 – Roy Rogers, American actor, I actually met this guy as a little boy

1943-1999 – Gary M. Heidnik, American convicted rapist, murderer, and torturer (executed)

1930-2002 – John Frankenheimer, American film director

1908-2003 – Buddy Ebsen, American actor, he had starring roles as Jed Clampett in the long-running television series The Beverly Hillbillies and as the title character in the 1970s detective series Barnaby Jones

1916-2005 – L. Patrick Gray III, American FBI director

1926-2005 – Evan Hunter, American novelist who is better known as Ed McBain

1916-2009 – Robert McNamara was an American business executive and the eighth Secretary of Defense, serving under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson from 1961 to 1968

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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