Friday, January 11, 2013

Famous People Who Died on January 11th

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 in History on January 11th? 
1759- 1st American life insurance company incorporated, Philadelphia
1785- Continental Congress convenes in NYC
1861 - Alabama secedes from the United States.
1922- Insulin 1st used to treat diabetes (Leonard Thompson, 14, of Canada)
Famous People Who Died On January 11th

1616-1696 -Charles Albanel was a French missionary explorer in Canada
1734-1797 -Francis Lightfoot Lee was a US farmer who signed Declaration of Independence, protested the Stamp Act
1763-1836 -John Molson was a Canadian brewer who started Molson Brewing Company
1779-1843 -SirFrancis Scott Key was the composer of the Star Spangled Banner
1842-1914 -Carl Jacobsen was a Danish brewer and patron of the arts after whom the Carlsberg brewery was named
1840-1928 -Thomas Hardy was a famous English novelist and poet who wrote Far From the Maddening Crowd
1852-1931 -James Milton Carroll was an American Baptist pastor, leader, historian, and author who wrote The Trial of Blood
1912-1988 -Gregory (Pappy) Boyington was an ace WW II pilot, led the Black Sheep Squadron, spend a year and a half as a Japanese POW, was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, was the Marine Corps top Ace
1873-1988 -Florence Knapp, American, one-time oldest person in the world
1923-1994 -John Bradley, raised US flag at Iwo Jima, was a United States Navy Corpsman in WW II, he was the last survivor of the six men who raised the US flag at Iwo Jima, was awarded the Navy Cross for running through machine gun fire to save a Marine
1920-2000 -Bob Lemon was an American baseball pitcher who amassed a MLB record of 207-128, won two World Series and was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame in 1976
1917-2008 -Carl Karcher was the founder of the Carl's Jr. hamburger chain
The Star Spangled Banner written by Sir Francis Scott Key

O! say can you see by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
O! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
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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