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?
1775 – Continental navy organized with 7 ships
1882 – 1st string of Christmas tree lights created by Thomas Edison, Merry Christmas lights thanks to Thomas Edison
1958 – “Chipmunk Song” reaches #1
1594-1668 – Stephen Day was the 1st British colonial American printer
1701-1721 – Nathaniel Hawes was tortured & executed in England for robbery, highwayman
1719-1806 – William Vernon was an American merchant who played a leading role in the Continental Congress; he was the president of the Eastern Navy Board during the American Revolution and was responsible for making ships for the continental Navy.
1767-1828 – Rachel Jackson was the wife of 7th US president Andrew Jackson, was also one of the first settlers of Tennessee
1827-1863 – Michael Corcoran was a Union Brigadier-General during the Civil War and close confidant of President Abraham Lincoln, while riding his horse; the horse fell on him and crushed him to death.
1837-1899 – Dwight L Moody was the US evangelist (Student Volunteer Movement), founded the Moody Church, The Moody Institute and Moody Publishers
1866-1943 – Beatrix Potter was an English writer who wrote the Tale of Peter Rabbit
1902-1947 – Therese Brandl was a Nazi concentration camp guard, she counted women and handed out punishment, she was tried, found guilty and executed
1901-1973 – Irna Phillips was the creator of 5 TV soap operas, Guiding Light, As the World Turns, Another World, Days of Our Lives etc.
1893-1992 – Frederick W Franz was the CEO of The Watch Tower, notoriously known as the people at your door called Jehovah Witnesses
1952-2002 – Joe Strummer was an English musician, was the co-founder, guitarist and lead vocalist of the punk rock group (The Clash)
3 Days Until Christmas, Merry Christmas
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 here to check out Faye’s writing