Friday, January 18, 2013

Famous People Who Died on January 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 in History on This Day?
1776- Continental Congress approves enlistment of free blacks
1871- Jefferson Long of Georgia sworn in as 2nd African-American congressman
1941 - War Department forms 1st Army Air Corps squadron for African-American cadets- TheTuskegee Airmen
1962 - Suit accuses NYC Board of Education uses "racial quotas"
1966- Harold R Perry becomes 2nd African-American Roman Catholic bishop in US
1967 - Lucius Amerson becomes 1st southern African American sheriff in 20th century in Alabama
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday was on January 15 and is celebrated on the third Monday in January
1759-1817 -Alexander J. Dallas was an American statesman who was the US Treasury Secretary under President James Madison
1795-1864 -Anton Schindler was a German violinist/biographer of Beethoven
1834-1906 -Marshall Field was the founder of Marshall Field and Company the Chicago based Department store
1837-1917 -George Dewey was a U.S. admiral, he is best known for his victory at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American war, he was the only person to obtained the rank of Admiral of the Navy, the most senior rank in the US Navy
1871-1935 -Ma Barker was American criminal, Ma Barker was the mother of several criminals who were members of the Barker gang, she was considered a Public Enemy, there is no proof she committed any crimes, although she took care of the criminals who committed the crimes
1870-1936 -Albert Fish was an American serial killer, child rapist and cannibal, known by many names including the Boogey Man; he was tried for killing four children, convicted and executed. Albert Fish claims to have been involved in over 100 crimes of children, but is only suspected of three more crimes other than those he was convicted of.
1925-1945 -Dennis Donnini, British rifleman (Victoria Cross), dies in battle at 19; he is the youngest soldier in World War II to be awarded the Victoria Cross
1932-1979 -Ted Cassidy was an actor who played Lurch on the Addams Family, he was 6'9" tall and he died from complications after having open-heart-surgery
1910-1985 -Robert Fitzgerald was a U.S. poet and translator, he was best known for as a translator of ancient Greek and Latin
1892-1986 -Herbert W. Armstrong was an American evangelist, author, and publisher; he was the founder of the World Wide Church of God
1997 -Innis Cosby was the son of Bill Cosby who was murdered on LA highway at 29 years old
1928-2000 -Will "Dub" Jones was an American (Bass Vocalist) singer for The Coasters "Yakety Yak" and "Charlie Brown"
Pauline Esther Phillips ("Dear Abby")- 1918-2013-was an American advice columnist and radio show host who began the "Dear Abby" column in 1956. During her decades writing the column, it became the most widely-syndicated newspaper column in the world, syndicated in hundreds of newspapers around the world with tens of millions of readers.
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday was on January 15 and is celebrated on the third Monday in January

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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