Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Famous People Who Died on August 16th

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?
1777 American Revolutionary War: The Americans led by General John Stark rout British and Brunswick troops under Friedrich Baum at the Battle of Bennington in Walloomsac, New York
1841 U.S. President John Tyler vetoes a bill which called for the re-establishment of the Second Bank of the United States. Enraged Whig Party members riot outside the White House in the most violent demonstration on White House grounds in U.S. history.
1896 Skookum Jim Mason, George Carmack and Dawson Charlie discover gold in a tributary of the Klondike River in Canada, setting off the Klondike Gold Rush
1913 - Completion of the Royal Navy battle cruiser HMS Queen Mary
1960 Joseph Kittinger parachutes from a balloon over New Mexico at 102,800 feet (31,300 m), setting three records that still stand today: High-altitude jump, free-fall, and highest speed by a human without an aircraft.
1608-1661 Thomas Fuller, English churchman and historian
1831-1888 John Pemberton, American druggist and inventor of Coca-Cola
1911-1938 Robert Johnson, American blues singer and guitarist, Eric Clapton has called Johnson "the most important blues singer that ever lived.", he received little or no recognition during his lifetime
1895-1948 Babe Ruth, American baseball player, Hall of Fame outfielder/pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, some of us consider Babe Ruth the greatest baseball player of all time
1900-1949 Margaret Mitchell was an American author, who won the PulitzerPrize in 1937 for her novel Gone with the Wind
1882-1959 William Halsey Jr., American Navy Admiral, He commanded the South Pacific Area during the early stages of the Pacific War against Japan
1893-1971 Spyros Skouras, Greek-born American movie executive, chairman of the Twentieth Century Fox
1935-1977 Elvis Presley, American singer, actor, and guitarist
1902-1983 Earl Averill, American baseball player, Hall of Fame centerfielder for the Cleveland Indians
1929-1989 Amanda Blake was an American actress known for the role of the red-haired saloon proprietress "Miss Kitty Russell" on the television westernGunsmoke
1923-2010 Bobby Thomson, American baseball player, he was the dude who hit the season-ending three-run home run for the Giants in 1951, known as the "Shot Heard 'Round the World," is one of the most famous moments in baseball history
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



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