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?
1648 – Margaret Jones is hanged in Boston for witchcraft in the first such execution for the Massachusetts colony.
1777 – The Stars and Stripes is adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States
1789 – Mutiny on the Bounty: Bounty mutiny survivors including Captain William Bligh and 18 others reach Timor after a nearly 7,400 km (4,000-mile) journey in an open boat.
1900– Hawaii becomes a United States territory
1937 – Pennsylvania becomes the first (and only) state of the United States to celebrate Flag Day officially as a state holiday
1954 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill into law that places the words “under God” into the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance
1985 – TWA Flight 847 is hijacked by Hezbollah shortly after take-off from Athens, Greece
1741-1801 – Benedict Arnold, general and traitor in the American Revolution.
1832-1907 – William Le Baron Jenny was an American architect and engineer who became known as the Father of the American skyscraper.
1837-1914 – Adlai Stevenson I, American politician, 23rd U.S. Vice President
1864-1920 – Max Weber, German sociologist
1888-1946 – John Logie Baird, Scottish television pioneer, engineer and inventor of the world’s first practical, publicly demonstrated television system, and also the world’s first fully electronic color television
1897-1967 – Eddie Eagan was an American sportsman. He is one of only two persons to have won a gold medal at both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games
1918-1986 – Alan Jay Lerner, American composer who won three Tony Awards and three Grammy Awards
1924-1994 – Henry Mancini, American composer who won 20 Grammy Awards
1920-2007– Ruth Graham, China-born wife of Billy Graham
1922-2007 – Robin Olds was an American fighter pilot and general officer in the U.S. Air Force. He was a “triple ace”, with a combined total of 16 victories in World War II and the Vietnam War. He retired in 1973 as a brigadier general
1934-2009 – Bob Bogle was an American bassist and guitarist (The Ventures)
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