Famous People Who Died on July 16Th 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.

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What Happened Today in History?

1861 American Civil War: at the order of President Abraham Lincoln, Union troops begin a 25 mile march into Virginia for what will become The First Battle of Bull Run, the first major land battle of the war.

1941 Joe DiMaggio hits safely for the 56th consecutive game, a streak that still stands as a MLB record.

1945 Manhattan Project: the Atomic Age begins when the United States successfully detonates a plutonium-based test nuclear weapon at the Trinity site near Alamogordo, New Mexico

1957 United States Marine major John Glenn flies a F8U Crusader supersonic jet from California to New York in 3 hours, 23 minutes and 8 seconds, setting a new transcontinental speed record.

1969 Apollo program: Apollo 11, the first manned space mission to land on the Moon, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida

1999 John F. Kennedy, Jr., piloting a Piper Saratoga aircraft, dies when his plane crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. His wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are also killed.

Deaths

1726-1770 Francis Cotes, English painter

1818-1882 Mary Todd Lincoln, First Lady of the United States, wife of President Abraham Lincoln

1827-1915 Ellen White, American co-founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church

1893-1960 John P. Marquand was a 20th-century American writer. Originally best known for his Mr. Moto spy stories, he achieved popular success and critical respect for his satirical novels, winning a Pulitzer Prize for The Late George Apley in 1938

1942-1981 Harry Chapin was an American singer-songwriter best known in particular for his folk rock songs including “Taxi”, “W*O*L*D”, and the number-one hit “Cat’s in the Cradle”. Chapin was also a dedicated humanitarian who fought to end world hunger

1920-1991 Frank Rizzo, American politician who served two terms as mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the time I grew up in the City of Brothery Love

1948-1996 John Panozzo, American drummer (Styx)

1960-1999 John F. Kennedy, Jr., American publisher and son of John F. Kennedy- piloting a Piper Saratoga aircraft, dies when his plane crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. His wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are also killed.

1966-1999 Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy was the wife of John F. Kennedy, Jr.

1919-2004 Charles Sweeney, American general  and he was an officer in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II and the pilot who flew the “Fat Man” atomic bomb to Nagasaki on August 9, 1945

1929-2006 Bob Orton, Sr., American professional wrestler

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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