Monday, December 10, 2012

Famous People Who Died on December 10th

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 on This Day in History?
1898 - Spanish-American War ends; US acquires Philippines, PR & Guam
1906 -President Theodore Roosevelt was the 1st American awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1964 - Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
1793-1877 - Jared Kirtland was a US physician/naturalist, served as Ohio probate judge and was in the Ohio House of Representatives
1833-1896 - Alfred Nobel was a Swedish chemist, engineer, innovator and armaments manufacturer. Used his huge fortune to institute the Nobel Prizes
1822-1909 - Red Cloud was a Sioux Indian chief, led Red Cloud's war, was one of the Indian's photographed by Edward S. Curtis in 1900, was famous because of his success against U.S. armies, signed treaty with the U.S. government
1868-1920 - Horace Elgin Dodge was American automobile manufacturing pioneer for Dodge
1915-1941 - Colin Kelly was an American pilot, flew bombing raids against the Japanese Navy during the first days of the Pearl Harbor attack.
1887-1946 - Walter Johnson was a great Major League pitcher for the Washington Senators, he was 417-279 as a Major League pitcher, spending all 21 years with the Washington Senators, won two MVP awards and the World Championship in 1924, and he had 110 shutouts in his career, a Major League record. Walter Johnson was inducted into Baseball's Hall of Fame in 1936
1949-1967 - Carl Cunningham, rocker (Bar-kays), killed in a plane crash
1949-1967 - Jimmy King, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in a plane crash
1941-1967 - Otis Redding, singer (Dock of Bay), dies in plane crash at 26, the "King of Soul", was manager of the Bar-Kays, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1969, died one month before his big hit song "sittin' on the dock of the bay" was released
1949-1967 - Phalin Jones, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in plane crash
1948-1967 - Ron Caldwell, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in a plane crash
1901-1977 - Adolph Rupp was an American basketball coach, he was the head coach of the Kentucky Wild Cats, won four NCAA championships and made it to the final four six times and inducted into the basketball Hall of Fame in 1989
1899-1982 - Freeman "Amos" Gosden, US radio actor (Amos 'n' Andy), writer and voice on the famous American radio comedy show
1940-2005 - Richard Pryor was a famous American comedian and actor, considered one of the most important comedians by other comedians, was married to seven different women and divorced six times.
Only 15 Days Until 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

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