Friday, December 14, 2012

Famous People Who Died On December 14

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 Date in History?
1819- Alabama admitted to Union as 22nd state
1953- Brooklyn Dodgers sign pitcher Sandy Koufax
2008- President George W. Bush made his fourth and final (planned) trip to Iraqas president and almost got struck by two shoes thrown at him by Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi during a farewell conference in Baghdad.
1732-1799- George Washington was the 1st president of the United States 1789-97, was a lieutenant General and became the General of the armies of the United States. Fought for freedom and defeated the British as commander and chief of the Continental Army, was the "Father of his country", we could use some leaders like George Washington today.
1835-1862 - George Dashiell Bayard was a Union Brigadier General who was mortally wounded at the Battle of Fredericksburg, later died
1906-1945 - Josef Kramer, known as "beast of Belsen," was the commandant of the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, Nazi war criminal directly responsible for the deaths of thousands of Jewish people during World War II, was convicted of war crimes and hanged.
1864-1947 - Edward Higgins was the third General of The Salvation Army
1876-1970 - Franz Schlegelberger was a German Nazi politician, was the highest ranking defendant at the Judges Trial at Nuremberg, was sentenced to life in prison for war crimes
1894-1975 - Arthur Treacher, TV announcer (Merv Griffin Show), was a veteran of World War I, Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips was named after him.
1934-1985 - Roger Maris was a Major League baseball player and great HR hitter (61 in 61, NY Yankees), dies of cancer at 51, won three World Series
1921-1989 - Andrei Sakharov was a Russian physicist/dissident (Nobel 1975), Soviet Nuclear physicist and human rights activist
1919-1989 - Jock Mahoney, actor (Dallas, Cow Town, Range Rider), starred in two Tarzan movies
1928-1998 - Aloyisus Leon Higginbotham, Jr., American civil rights activist and author
1924-1998 - Annette Strauss, American philanthropist, second female and Jewish mayor of Dallas.
Did George Washington chop down a cherry tree?
Did George Washington throw a silver dollar across the Potomac or the Delaware?
11 Days until Christmas, Merry 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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