Famous People Who Died on July 20Th 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?

1864 American Civil War: Battle of Peachtree Creek – Near Atlanta, Georgia, Confederate forces led by General John Bell Hood unsuccessfully attack Union troops under General William T. Sherman

1903 Ford Motor Company ships its first car.

1934 Labor unrest in the U.S., as police in Minneapolis fire upon striking truck drivers, during the Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934, killing two and wounding sixty-seven

1938 The United States Department of Justice files suit in New York City against the motion picture industry charging violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act in regards to the studio system. The case would eventually result in a break-up of the industry in 1948

1944 World War II: Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt (known as the 20 July plot) led by German Army Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg

1968 The first Special Olympics are held.

1969 Apollo Program: Apollo 11 successfully makes the first human-crewed landing on the Moon in the Sea of Tranquility. The first Moonwalk EVA follows almost 7 hours later.

1976 Hank Aaron hits his 755th home run, the final home run of his career.


1810-1903 Pope Leo XIII

1922 Andrey Markov, Russian mathematician, “Markov Chains”

1878-1923 Francisco “Pancho” Villa, Mexican rebel

1874-1937 Guglielmo Marconi, Italian inventor, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics (was an Italian inventor, known as the father of long distance radio transmission and for his development of Marconi’s law and a radio telegraph system, which served as the foundation for the establishment of numerous affiliated companies worldwide

1880-1944 – Ludwig Beck, German colonel general, part of July 20 Plot against Adolph Hitler, the 2008 film Valkyrie is about the plot

1875-1959 William D. Leahy, American admiral

1940-1973 Bruce Lee, American actor and martial artist

1923-1983 Frank Reynolds was a New York-based anchor of the ABC Evening News from 1968 to 1970 and later as the Washington D.C.-based co-anchor of World News Tonight from 1978 until his death in 1983. During the Iran hostage crisis, he began the 30-minute late-night program America Held Hostage, which later was renamed Nightline

1916-1999 Sandra Gould, American actress who played in many television sitcoms including Bewitched and The Brady Bunch

1920-2005 James Doohan was a Canadian character and voice actor best known for his role as Montgomery “Scotty” Scott in the television and film series Star Trek. Doohan’s characterization of the Scottish Chief Engineer of the Starship Enterprise-Beam me up Scotty

1963-2004 Scott Andrew Mink, American convicted murderer, he was executed by the State of Ohio. A drug addict and alcoholic, he had been sentenced to die on June 29, 2001, for beating his 79-year-old father and 72-year-old mother to death with a hammer

1942-2007 Tammy Faye Bakker, American televangelist, the lady who wore a face full of makeup

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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