Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Famous People Who Died On December 11

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
Don Meredith Died on Sunday at the age of 72, Meredith was a former quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys and worked in the booth on MNF.
What Happened on This Day in History?
1909 - Colored moving pictures demonstrated at Madison Square Garden, NYC
1941 - Germany & Italy declare war on US
1961 - JFK provides US military helicopters & crews to South Vietnam
?-1524 - Henry Van Zutphen was a Dutch protestant martyr, burned at stake
1700-1748 - Ewald G von Kleist was a German lawyer/inventor of condensator, invented the Kleistian Jar
1899 - Andrew "Andy" Wauchope was a British general-major, dies in battle, commander of a brigade at the Battle of Magersfontein in the South African War, killed at this battle.
1922-1941 - John Gillespie Magee, Jr., American poet and aviator, died during a mid-air collision during World War II, famous for his poem "High Flight"
1931-1964 - Sam Cooke, rock vocalist, shot to death, known as the "King of Soul", very strange details surrounded his death.
1902-1971 - Maurice "Mac" McDonald, American fast-food pioneer, you can thank this guy for your big belly
1900-1994 - Philip Phillips, American archaeologist, his first archaeological dig was on Iroquois sites, but he specialized in the Mississippian culture, was appointed curator of Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard in 1937.
1914-1996 - W G G Duncan-Smith, fighter pilot, British Royal Air Force Second World War Flying Ace, was credited with 17 confirmed kills, was awarded the Distinguished Service Order and Bar and the Distinguished Flying Cross
1890-2006 - Elizabeth Bolden, American, oldest verified person in the world at the time of her death
1923-2008 - Bettie Page, American model, famous pinup model, Miss January 1955 Playmate of the Month for Playboy magazine
Only 14 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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