Famous People Who Died on July 7Th 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?

1456 – A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death

1846 – Mexican-American War: American troops occupy Monterey and Yerba Buena, thus beginning the U.S. conquest of California

1865 – American Civil War: four conspirators in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln are hanged.

1898 – U.S. President William McKinley signs the Newlands Resolution annexing Hawaii as a territory of the United States

1946 – Howard Hughes nearly dies when his XF-11 spy plane prototype crashes in a Beverly Hills neighborhood.

1954 – Elvis Presley made his radio debut when WHBQ Memphis played his first recording for Sun Records, “That’s All Right.”


1239-1307 – King Edward I of England

1586-1647 – Thomas Hooker, English-born founder of the Connecticut colony

1631-1701 – William Stoughton, American judge at the Salem witch trials

1823-1865 – Mary Surratt, American conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the first woman ever executed in the USA

1844-1865 – Lewis Payne, American conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln

1842-1865 – David Herold, American conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln

1833-1865 – George Atzerodt, German-born conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln

1814-1890 – Henri Nestle, German confectioner and founder of Nestle

1859-1930 – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Scottish writer who wrote Sherlock Holmes

1919-1973 – Veronica Lake, American actress, beautiful actress who had trouble with alcohol and died of hepatitis

1905-1980 – Dore Schary in 1938 won the Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Story as co-writer of the screenplay for Boys Town

1920-1990 – Bill Cullen, American game show host

1969-2000 – Kenny Irwin, Jr., American race car driver

1946-2006 – Syd Barrett, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Pink Floyd)

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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