Famous People Who Died on July 21Th 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?

365- A tsunami devastates the city of Alexandria, Egypt. The tsunami was caused by the Crete earthquake estimated to be 8.0 on the Richter Scale. 5,000 people perished in Alexandria, and 45,000 more died outside the city.

1861- American Civil War: First Battle of Bull Run – at Manassas Junction, Virginia, the first major battle of the war begins and ends in a victory for the Confederate army.

1865- In the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first western showdown.

1944- World War II: Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg and fellow conspirators are executed in Berlin, Germany for the July 20 plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler

1972- Bloody Friday bombings by the Provisional IRA around Belfast, Northern Ireland – 22 bombs are detonated, killing 9 and seriously injuring 130.

2005- Four terrorist bombings, occurring exactly two weeks after the similar July 7 bombings, target London’s public transportation system. All four bombs fail to detonate and all four suspected suicide bombers are captured and later convicted and imprisoned for long terms.

Deaths

1759-1796 Robert Burns, Scottish poet, he is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland, and is celebrated worldwide.

1851-1878 Sam Bass, American train robber and outlaw

1900-1943 Charlie Paddock, American athlete who was a marine and who won two Gold Medals in the Olympics

1907-1944 Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, German military officer and head of the failed 20 July Plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler

1907-1967 Jimmie Foxx, American baseball player, Hall of Fame first baseman for the Boston Red Sox

1889-1972 Ralph Craig, American athlete who won two Gold Medals in the 1912 Stockholm Olympic Games

1923-1998 Alan Shepard, American astronaut

1998 Robert Young was an American television, film, and radio actor, best known for his leading roles as Jim Anderson, the father of Father Knows Best and as physician Marcus Welby in Marcus Welby, M.D

1933-2006 Mako, Japanese-born 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

Sources

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