Famous People Who Died on July 9Th 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

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What Happened Today in History?

1811 Explorer David Thompson posts a sign at the confluence of the Columbia and Snake Rivers (in modern Washington state, US), claiming the land for the United Kingdom

1850 U.S. President Zachary Taylor dies and Millard Fillmore becomes the 13th President of the United States

1868 The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified guaranteeing African Americans full citizenship and all persons in the United States due process of law.

1944 World War II: Battle of Normandy – British and Canadian forces capture Caen, France

1962 Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans exhibition opens at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles


1720-1766 Jonathan Mayhew was a noted American minister at Old West Church, Boston, Massachusetts. He is credited with coining the phrase “no taxation without representation”

1784-1850 Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the United States, was the last President to hold slaves while President, he died while he was President and was succeeded by Vice President Millard Fillmore

1855-1932 King C. Gillette, American inventor, Gillette Safety Razor Company

1899-1937 Oliver Law was an African American communist and labor organizer, who fought for the Republic in the Spanish Civil War. He was the commander of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade for four days.

1870-1938 Benjamin Cardozo was a well-known American lawyer and associate Supreme Court Justice

1894-1951 Harry Heilmann was a Hall of Fame outfielder/first baseman for the Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers who won four American League batting championships and finished his career with a .342 average

1891-1974 Earl Warren was the 14th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court and one of only two people to be elected Governor of California three times.

1885-1977Alice Paul was an American suffragist and activist who helped lead a successful campaign for women’s suffrage that resulted in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920

1911-1985 Jimmy Kinnon, Scottish-born American founder of Narcotics Anonymous

1912-1992 Eric Sevareid was one of a group of elite war correspondents—dubbed “Murrow’s Boys”—because they were hired by pioneering CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow

1994 Bill Mosienko was a Hall of Fame Right Winger for the Chicago Black Hawks

1907-1996 Melvin Belli was a prominent American lawyer known as “The King of Torts” and by detractors as ‘Melvin Bellicose’. He had many celebrity clients, including Zsa Zsa Gabor, Errol Flynn, Chuck Berry, Muhammad Ali, Sirhan Sirhan, the Rolling Stones, Jim Bakker and Tammy Faye Bakker, Martha Mitchell, Lana Turner, Tony Curtis, and Mae West

1933-2002 Laurence Janifer, American SC-FI writer

1925-2002 Rod Steiger, American actor

1928-2005 Kevin Hagen, American actor

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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