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 in History?
1302- Romeo & Juliet’s wedding day, according to Shakespeare
1892- 1st public basketball game (Springfield, Mass)
1978- Terrorists attack mail truck at Tel Aviv, 45 killed
1986 – NFL adopts instant replay rule
Deaths March 11
1714-1786 –Charles Humphreys, American delegate to the Continental Congress He served as a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1776. He voted against the Declaration of Independence, since he believed it would inevitably escalate the Revolutionary War and that conflicted with his Quaker beliefs.
1738-1820 –Benjamin West, British painter (Death of General Wolfe), he was the second president of the Royal Academy in London
1820-1856 –James Beatty, Irish railway engineer who died from an aortic aneurism, Chief Engineer of the Grand Crimean Central Railway
1838-1921 –Sherburne W Burnham, US astronomer (binary stars), Burnham discovered the first example of, what would be called a-half century later, a Herbig-Haro Object: Burnham’s Nebula (now labeled as HH255).
1860-1937 –Joseph S. Cullinan, American oil industrialist who founded the Texas Company which would become Texaco Incorporated
1881-1955 –Alexander Fleming, English bacteriologist who found penicillin from Penicillium notatum in 1928, for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945
1859-1955 –Oscar Mayer, Bavarian-born American meat packer who founded Oscar Mayer American meat and Cold Cut Company-Oscar Mayer The Dogs Kids Love The Most
1889-1970 –Erle Stanley Gardner, US writer and lawyer who wrote (Perry Mason),
1906-1971 –Philo T Farnsworth, US TV pioneer who invented part of the television that made televisions work better-video camera tube
1893-1977 –Ulysses S. Grant IV, American geologist who was the grandson of President Ulysses S. Grant
1913-1987 –Woody Hayes was a famous college football coach of The Ohio State University Buckeyes; Woody Hayes won three NCAA Championships with the Ohio State Buckeyes and was voted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983
1940-2010 –Merlin Olsen was a Hall of Fame NFL Defensive Tackle for the Los Angeles Rams / Actor who played Father Murphy in the NBC TV Drama
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