We Live And We Die
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What Happened Today in History?
1673- Postal service between New York & Boston inaugurated
1905- Bloody Sunday: Russian demonstrators fired on by tsarist troops
1938- "Our Town," Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer-winner of small-town life in Grover's Corners, NH, premieres (NJ)
1941- 1st mass killing of Jews in Romania
1945 - Heavy US air raid on Okinawa
1946- US president sets up CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
1736-1779 -Claudius Smith was an American Revolutionary War loyalist and Guerilla leader during the American Revolution
1726-1798 -Lewis Morris was a US farmer who signed Declaration of Independence as a delegate to the Continental Congress for New York
1813-1892 -Joseph Philo Bradley was a U.S. Supreme Court Justice; he was on the Electoral Commission that decided the disputed 1876 Presidential Election
1837-1921 -Captain George Streeter was an American riverboat captain and circus owner, he deceitfully stole 180 acres of Lake Michigan shoreline from the rightful owners
1872-1951 -Karl Nessler was the inventor of the perm
1890-1968 -Duke Kahanamoku was an Olympic 100m swimmer won three gold medals in the Olympics-3 gold-12, 20, 24), he was a Hawaiian swimmer
1922-1969 -Judy Garland was a singer/actress who was famous as Dorothy on the Wizard of Oz; Judy Garland dies at 48 of an unintentional overdose of barbiturates, Judy Garland won many awards including an Academy Award during her career as a star
1908-1973 -Lyndon B Johnson was the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B Johnson (known as LBJ) is one of four people who served in all four offices, United States Senator, Representative, Vice President and President
1940-1979 -Ali Hassan Salameh [Abu Hassan] was killed by a car bomb; he was believed to have helped mastermind massacre of 1972 Munich Olympics athletes, he was assassinated by Mossad in 1979
1994 -Irving B Kahn was the inventor of the teleprompter and a pioneer in Cable TV, the teleprompter is the invention that makes President Obama look good every time he says a speech.
1922-1994 -Telly Savalas was a famous actor (Kojak), dies of prostate cancer at 70
1890-1995 -Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy was the mother of President John F Kennedy and Senator Ted Kennedy; I never knew President John F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy were brothers.
1979-2008 -Heath Ledger was a famous Australian actor who dies of an overdose, Heath Ledger played in 19 films in his young career and Heath Ledger won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Heath Ledger died from the abuse of prescription drugs
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