Famous People Who Died on June 16Th in History

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.
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What Happened Today in History?

1816 – On this Sunday night during the Year Without a Summer, Lord Byron’s reading aloud of Fantasmagorian to his four house guests at the Villa Diodati, Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley, Claire Clairmont, and John Polidori, inspired his challenge that each guest write a ghost story, which culminated in Mary Shelley writing the novel Frankenstein

1858 – Abraham Lincoln delivers his House Divided speech in Springfield, Illinois

1963 – Soviet Space Program: Vostok 6 Mission – Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space.

2000 – Israel complies with UN Security Council Resolution 425 after 22 years of it issuance, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel withdraws from all of Lebanon, except the disputed Sheba Farms


1712-1779 – Sir Francis Bernard, 1st Baronet, Governor of New Jersey and Massachusetts

1738=1792 – Benjamin Tupper, Continental Army officer, and pioneer to the Ohio Country

1803-1855 – John Gorrie was a physician, scientist, inventor, and humanitarian, is considered the father of refrigeration and air conditioning

1813-1858 – John Snow was an English physician and a leader in the adoption of anaesthesia and medical hygiene. He is considered to be one of the fathers of epidemiology, because of his work in tracing the source of a cholera outbreak in Soho, England, in 1854

1815-1878 – Crawford Long was an American surgeon and pharmacist best known for his first use of inhaled diethyl ether as an anesthetic

1856-1929 – Bramwell Booth, English 2ndGeneral of The Salvation Army

1866-1930 – Ezra Fitch, American founder of Abercrombie & Fitch

1860-1930 – Elmer Ambrose Sperry, American co-inventor of the gyrocompass

1905-1939 – Chick Webb, American jazz drummer and big band leader

1885-1940 – DuBose Heyward was a white American author best known for his 1925 novel Porgy. This novel was the basis for the play by the same name (which he co-authored with his wife Dorothy and, in turn, the opera Porgy and Bess with music by George Gershwin

1861-1952 – Andrew Lawson, Scottish-American geologist, the first to map the entire San Andreas Fault

1891-1967 – Reginald Denny, English stage, film, and television actor

1943-1970 – Brian Piccolo was a professional football player for the Chicago Bears for 4 years. He died from embryonal cell carcinoma, an aggressive form of germ cell testicular cancer, first diagnosed after it had spread to his chest cavity. He was the subject of the 1971 TV movie Brian’s Song. Piccolo was portrayed in the original film by James Caan and by Sean Maher in the 2001 remake.

1956-1982 – James Honeyman-Scott, English guitarist and songwriter (The Pretenders)

1929-1990 – Gertrude Baniszewski, American murderer of Sylvia Likens, she tortured and mutilated Sylvia Likens before she killed her

1921-2008 – Mario Rigoni Stern, Italian writer, World War II veteran and Nazi concentration camp survivor

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